Saturday July 11, 2020

Orthodox Easter 2021


Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.
May 2021
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Orthodox Easter
Sunday May 2
9 months, 21 days
or 295 days

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Mothers Day
Sunday May 9
9 months, 28 days
or 302 days

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Ascension Day
Thursday May 13
10 months, 2 days
or 306 days

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Pentecost
Sunday May 23
10 months, 12 days
or 316 days

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Memorial Day
Monday May 31
10 months, 20 days

Orthodox Easter for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 2.


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 2021

Sunday, May 2nd is day number 122 of the 2021 calendar year with 9 months, 21 days until Orthodox Easter 2021.


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 -440
Orthodox Easter 2020 Sunday, April 19, 2020 -83
Orthodox Easter 2021 Sunday, May 02, 2021 295
Orthodox Easter 2022 Sunday, April 24, 2022 652
Orthodox Easter 2023 Sunday, April 16, 2023 1009
Orthodox Easter 2024 Sunday, May 05, 2024 1394


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