Wednesday April 01, 2020

Orthodox Easter 2020

Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.
April 2020
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Todays Date
April 1


Palm Sunday
Sunday April 5
4 days


Good Friday
Friday April 10
9 days


Sunday April 12
11 days


Orthodox Easter
Sunday April 19
18 days


Earth Day
Wednesday April 22
21 days


Orthodox Easter for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 19.

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.

Other Countries

Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.

Days to Orthodox Easter 2020

Sunday, April 19th is day number 110 of the 2020 calendar year with 18 days until Orthodox Easter 2020.

Orthodox Easter
Name(s):Orthodox Easter, Pascha
Type:Observance, Orthodox Christian
When:First Sunday after first full moon in Spring after Passover

Dates for Orthodox Easter

HolidayDateDays to Go
Orthodox Easter 2019 Sunday, April 28, 2019 -339
Orthodox Easter 2020 Sunday, April 19, 2020 18
Orthodox Easter 2021 Sunday, May 02, 2021 396
Orthodox Easter 2022 Sunday, April 24, 2022 753
Orthodox Easter 2023 Sunday, April 16, 2023 1110
Orthodox Easter 2024 Sunday, May 05, 2024 1495