Monday June 24, 2019

Orthodox Easter 2021

Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.

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.

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)

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

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May 1 - SatMay Day 2021Observance677
May 2 - SunOrthodox Easter 2021Orthodox678
May 5 - WedCinco de Mayo 2021Observance681
May 6 - ThursNational Nurses Day 2021Observance682
May 6 - ThursNational Day of Prayer 2021Observance682
May 9 - SunLaylat al Qadr 2021Muslim685
May 9 - SunMothers' Day 2021Observance685
May 13- ThursEid al-Fitr 2021Muslim689
May 13 - ThursAscension Day 2021Christian689
May 15 - SatPeace Officers Memorial Day 2021Observance691
May 15 - SatArmed Forces Day 2021Observance691
May 17 - MonShavuot 2021Jewish693
May 22 - SatNational Maritime Day 2021Observance698
May 23 - SunPentecost 2021Christian699
May 24 - MonWhit Monday 2021Christian700
May 31 - MonMemorial Day 2021Federal Holiday707

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