Wednesday June 26, 2019

Orthodox Good Friday 2021

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 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, April 30.

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.

Days to Orthodox Good Friday

Friday, April 30th is day number 120 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 10 months, 4 days until Orthodox Good Friday 2021.

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 2021 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
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Apr 1 - ThursMaundy Thursday 2021Christian645
Apr 2 - FriGood Friday 2021Christian646
Apr 3 - SatHoly Saturday 2021Christian647
Apr 4 - SunEaster 2021Christian648
Apr 4 - SunPassover - Final Day 2021Jewish648
Apr 5 - MonEaster Monday 2021Christian649
Apr 8 - ThursYom Hashoah 2021Jewish652
Apr 13 - TuesNational Library Workers Day 2021Observance657
Apr 13 - TuesThomas Jefferson Birthday 2021Observance657
Apr 13 - TuesRamadan starts 2021Muslim657
Apr 15 - ThursTax Day 2021Observance659
Apr 21 - WedRama Navami 2021Hindu665
Apr 21 - WedAdministrative Professionals Day 2021Observance665
Apr 22 - ThursTake our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2021Observance666
Apr 22 - ThursEarth Day 2021Observance666
Apr 28 - SunPassover - Starts 2021Jewish672
Apr 30 - FriOrthodox Good Friday 2021Orthodox674
Apr 30 - FriArbor Day 2021Observance674
Apr 30 - FriLag BaOmer 2021Jewish674

Orthodox Good Friday by Year