Wed March 29, 2017

Orthodox New Year 2018, 2019

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Special liturgy with candles burning

This year Orthodox New Year is celebrated/observed on Sunday January 14th, 2018. The Orthodox New Year, also known as the Old New Year, is on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated in the Julian calendar as the start of the New Year. It is not a federal holiday in the United States. Orthodox churches will hold services on this day.

Celebration\ Observance

Celebration includes special liturgies at the Orthodox churches, buffets, dinner dances, and other traditions brought over from other parts of the world.


The Orthodox New Year dates can vary depending on what calendar is observed. On the Julian calendar before 1923 when it became more in line with the Gregorian calendar, it is January 1. The Gregorian calendar has January 14 as the observed holiday between 1901-2100. Orthodox churches follow either the original or the revised Julian calendar.

Days till Orthodox New Year 2018

There are 291 days until the celebration/observance of Orthodox New Year Sunday January 14th, 2018.

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