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Orthodox Easter 2026

Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.
April 2026
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April Fools Day
Wednesday April 1
1 year, 8 months, 19 days
or 627 days


Good Friday
Friday April 3
1 year, 8 months, 21 days
or 629 days


Sunday April 5
1 year, 8 months, 23 days
or 631 days


Orthodox Easter
Sunday April 12
1 year, 8 months, 30 days
or 638 days


Earth Day
Wednesday April 22
1 year, 9 months, 9 days
or 648 days


Orthodox Easter for the year 2026 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 12.

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 2026

Sunday, April 12th is day number 102 of the 2026 calendar year with 1 year, 8 months, 30 days until Orthodox Easter 2026.

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 2023 Sunday, April 16, 2023 -454
Orthodox Easter 2024 Sunday, May 05, 2024 -69
Orthodox Easter 2025 Sunday, April 20, 2025 281
Orthodox Easter 2026 Sunday, April 12, 2026 638
Orthodox Easter 2027 Sunday, May 02, 2027 1023
Orthodox Easter 2028 Sunday, April 16, 2028 1373