Orthodox Easter for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 1. The Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar to determine their holy days. Easter for the Orthodox church will always fall sometime between April 4th and May 8th each year.
Orthodox Easter is observed two days after Orthodox Good Friday each year. For Orthodox Christians the day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
More information on Orthodox Easter. (Dates, Customs and History for Orthodox Easter)
|Name(s):||Orthodox Easter, Pascha|
|Type:||Observance, Orthodox Christian|
|When:||First Sunday after first full moon in Spring after Passover|
How many days to Orthodox Easter 2016?
Sunday, May 1st is the 121 day of the 2016 calendar year with -2 years, -5 months, -19 days until the celebration/ observance of Orthodox Easter 2016.
May 2016 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|May 1 - Sun||May Day 2016||Observance||-902|
|May 4||Yom Hashoah 2016||Jewish||-899|
|May 5||Isra and Mi'raj 2016||Muslim||-898|
|May 5 - Thurs||Cinco de Mayo 2016||Observance||-898|
|May 5 - Thurs||National Day of Prayer 2016||Observance||-898|
|May 5 - Thurs||Ascension Day 2016||Christian||-898|
|May 6 - Fri||National Nurses Day 2016||Observance||-897|
|May 8 - Sun||Mothers' Day 2016||Observance||-895|
|May 15 - Sun||Peace Officers Memorial Day 2016||Observance||-888|
|May 15 - Sun||Pentecost 2016||Christian||-888|
|May 21||Laylat al Bara'at 2016||Muslim||-882|
|May 21 - Sat||Armed Forces Day 2016||Observance||-882|
|May 22 - Sun||National Maritime Day 2016||Observance||-881|
|May 26||Lag BaOmer 2016||Jewish||-877|
|May 26||Corpus Christi 2016||Christian||-877|
|May 30 - Mon||Memorial Day 2016||Federal Holiday||-873|