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.
Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.
Sunday, May 2nd is day number 122 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 10 months, 8 days until Orthodox Easter 2021.
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|
May 2021 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|May 1 - Sat||May Day 2021||Observance||677|
|May 2 - Sun||Orthodox Easter 2021||Orthodox||678|
|May 5 - Wed||Cinco de Mayo 2021||Observance||681|
|May 6 - Thurs||National Nurses Day 2021||Observance||682|
|May 6 - Thurs||National Day of Prayer 2021||Observance||682|
|May 9 - Sun||Laylat al Qadr 2021||Muslim||685|
|May 9 - Sun||Mothers' Day 2021||Observance||685|
|May 13- Thurs||Eid al-Fitr 2021||Muslim||689|
|May 13 - Thurs||Ascension Day 2021||Christian||689|
|May 15 - Sat||Peace Officers Memorial Day 2021||Observance||691|
|May 15 - Sat||Armed Forces Day 2021||Observance||691|
|May 17 - Mon||Shavuot 2021||Jewish||693|
|May 22 - Sat||National Maritime Day 2021||Observance||698|
|May 23 - Sun||Pentecost 2021||Christian||699|
|May 24 - Mon||Whit Monday 2021||Christian||700|
|May 31 - Mon||Memorial Day 2021||Federal Holiday||707|