Saturday June 15, 2019

Orthodox Good Friday 2020

Vespers of Good Friday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Toronto, Canada.Vespers of Good Friday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Toronto, Canada.

Orthodox Good Friday for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, April 17.

Orthodox Good Friday also called Great Friday and Holy Friday or just Great Friday is a day of remembrance of Jesus's death on the cross.

Orthodox Christian versus Christian Dates

Orthodox holidays follow the Julian calendar which generally has Orthodox Christian holidays following behind Christian (Gregorian calendar) holidays. Both calculate Easter and hence Good Friday (two days before Easter) according to the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. but Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar while Christians use the Gregorian calendar to calculate the date each year. The date of Easter is calculated based on the phases of the moon and the spring equinox.

Friday, April 17th is day number 108 of the 2020 calendar year with 10 months, 2 days until Orthodox Good Friday 2020.

More information on Orthodox Good Friday. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Orthodox Good Friday
Name(s):Orthodox Good Friday, Great Friday, Holy Friday
Type:Observance, Orthodox Christian
When:Friday before Orthodox Easter

April 2020 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Apr 1 - Wed April Fools' Day 2020 Observance290
Apr 2 - ThursRama Navami 2020Hindu291
Apr 5 - SunPalm Sunday 2020Christian294
Apr 9 - ThursLaylat al Bara'at 2020Muslim298
Apr 9 - Thurs Passover - Starts 2020 Jewish298
Apr 9 - ThursMaundy Thursday 2020Christian298
Apr 10 - FriGood Friday 2020Observance299
Apr 11 - SatHoly Saturday 2020Christian300
Apr 12 - Sun Easter 2020 Christian301
Apr 13 - MonEaster Monday 2020Christian302
Apr 13 - MonThomas Jefferson Birthday 2020Observance302
Apr 15 - WedTax Day 2020Observance304
Apr 16 - Thurs Passover - Final Day 2020 Jewish305
Apr 17 - FriOrthodox Good Friday 2020Orthodox306
Apr 19 - SunOrthodox Easter 2020Orthodox308
Apr 21 - TuesYom Hashoah 2020Jewish310
Apr 21 - TuesNational Library Workers Day 2020Observance310
Apr 22 - WedAdministrative Professionals Day 2020Observance311
Apr 23 - ThursTake our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2020Observance312
Apr 22 - Wed Earth Day 2020 Observance311
Apr 24 - Fri Arbor Day 2020 Observance313
Apr 24 - Fri Ramadan starts 2020 Muslim313

Orthodox Good Friday by Year