Orthodox Easter for the year 2019 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 28.
This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion on Orthodox Good Friday. In the United States the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate Church, Russian Orthodox Church, and Greek Hellenic Orthodox Church celebrate the day along with other smaller Orthodox Churches.
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.
How to calculate Orthodox Easter date
The date used for Easter was determined at the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. It is on the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the spring equinox. Orthodox Easter will usually fall later in the year than Western Christian Easter because Orthodox Easter uses the Julian calendar and the later uses the Gregorian calendar.
Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.
Sunday, April 28th is day number 118 of the 2019 calendar year with -1 month, -22 days until Orthodox Easter 2019.
More information on Orthodox Easter. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|Name(s):||Orthodox Easter, Pascha|
|Type:||Observance, Orthodox Christian|
|When:||First Sunday after first full moon in Spring after Passover|
April 2019 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Apr 1 - Mon||April Fools' Day 2019||Observance||-80|
|Apr 3 - Wed||Isra and Mi'raj 2019||Muslim||-78|
|Apr 9 - Tues||National Library Workers Day 2019||Observance||-72|
|Apr 13 - Sat||Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2019||Observance||-68|
|Apr 14 - Sun||Rama Navami 2019||Hindu||-67|
|Apr 14 -Sun||Palm Sunday 2019||Christian||-67|
|Apr 15 - Mon||Tax Day 2019||Observance||-66|
|Apr 18 - Thurs||Maundy Thursday 2019||Christian||-63|
|Apr 19 - Fri||Good Friday 2019||Christian||-62|
|Apr 20 - Sat||Holy Saturday 2019||Christian||-61|
|Apr 20 - Sat||Passover - Starts 2019||Jewish||-61|
|Apr 21 - Sun||Laylat al Bara'at 2019||Muslim||-60|
|Apr 21 - Sun||Easter 2019||Christian||-80|
|Apr 21 - Sun||Earth Day 2019||Observance||-60|
|Apr 22 - Mon||Easter Monday 2019||Christian||-59|
|Apr 24 - Wed||Administrative Professionals Day 2019||Observance||-57|
|Apr 25 - Thurs||Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2019||Observance||-56|
|Apr 26 - Fri||Orthodox Good Friday 2019||Orthodox||-55|
|Apr 26 - Fri||Arbor Day 2019||Observance||-55|
|Apr 27 - Sat||Passover - Final Day 2019||Jewish||-54|
|Apr 28 - Sun||Orthodox Easter 2019||Orthodox||-53|