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Orthodox: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months

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Thursday December 8, 2022Saint Clement of OhridOrthodox
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayOrthodox
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Monday December 26, 2022Glorifying Mother of GodOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023Optional holidayOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023Armenian ChristmasOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Friday January 6, 2023Orthodox Christmas EveOrthodox
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Saturday January 7, 2023Coptic ChristmasOrthodox
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Saturday January 7, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Sunday January 8, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Sunday January 8, 2023Orthodox second day of ChristmasOrthodox
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Monday January 9, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Thursday January 19, 2023Orthodox EpiphanyOrthodox
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Sunday April 9, 2023Optional holidayOrthodox
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Friday April 14, 2023Optional holidayOrthodox
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Friday April 14, 2023Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
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Friday April 14, 2023Good FridayOrthodox
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Saturday April 15, 2023Orthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox
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Sunday April 16, 2023Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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Monday April 17, 2023Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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Monday April 17, 2023Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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Tuesday April 18, 2023Easter TuesdayOrthodox
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Monday April 24, 2023All Souls' DayOrthodox
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Tuesday April 25, 2023All Saints' DayOrthodox
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Tuesday May 16, 2023Optional holidayOrthodox
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Wednesday May 24, 2023St Cyrilus and St MethodiusOrthodox
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Monday June 5, 2023Whit MondayOrthodox
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Saint Clement of Ohrid

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Orthodox : (ca. 840–916), was a medieval Bulgarian[2] scholar and writer, the first Bulgarian archbishop. Evidence about his life before his return from Great Moravia to Bulgaria is scarce but according to his hagiography by Theophylact of Bulgaria, Clement was born in southwestern part of the Bulgarian Empire, in the region of Kutmichevitsa (present day Macedonia). (Wikipedia) Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Orthodox : Also celebrated by catholics in Romania.

Glorifying Mother of God

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Monday December 26, 2022
Orthodox : 'Synaxis Hyperagias Theotokou Marias'

Optional holiday

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : Armenian Christmas Armenian community only not a paid holiday

Armenian Christmas

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Cele ated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Orthodox Christmas Day

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe and throughout the world celebrate Christmas on January 7. Christians of the Russian and Serbian Churches as well as the monks of Mount Athos in Greece celebrate Christmas according to the old Julian calendar. Other Churches, including those of Greece and Bulgaria, have switched to the Gregorian calendar and celebrate the holiday on 25 December.

Orthodox Christmas Eve

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Friday January 6, 2023
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Coptic Christmas

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Saturday January 7, 2023
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Orthodox Christmas Day

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Saturday January 7, 2023
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Orthodox Christmas Day

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Sunday January 8, 2023
Orthodox : Catholic Church should follow a new calendar – called the Gregorian calendar, more in sync with the sun than the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar was established by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. Because it was the pope who ruled on it, many churches not in sync with the Vatican ignored it, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox among them. Protestants accepted the new calendar in the early 1700s. In 1922, the patriarch of Constantinople decided to follow the new Gregorian calendar in observance of Christmas, but not for Easter. His lead was followed by many other Orthodox churches. The only Orthodox churches that observe the Jan. 7 date are the Russian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian churches, the Serbs and the Mt. Athos monks in Greece,

Orthodox second day of Christmas

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Sunday January 8, 2023
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Orthodox Christmas Day

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Monday January 9, 2023
Orthodox : The difference in Christmas celebrations stretches back to 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII ruled the Catholic Church should follow a new calendar – called the Gregorian calendar, more in sync with the sun than the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar was established by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. Because it was the pope who ruled on it, many churches not in sync with the Vatican ignored it, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox among them. Protestants accepted the new calendar in the early 1700s. In 1922, the patriarch of Constantinople decided to follow the new Gregorian calendar in observance of Christmas, but not for Easter. His lead was followed by many other Orthodox churches. The only Orthodox churches that observe the Jan. 7 date are the Russian Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian churches, the Serbs and the Mt. Athos monks in Greece, work on weekends and non-working holidays is not overtime work.

Orthodox Epiphany

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Thursday January 19, 2023
Orthodox : A Christian holiday (from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning manifestation or to appear) commemorating the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. It marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas and is also called The Adoration of the Magi or The Manifestation of God . According to legend based on a Bible story, three kings (or wise men/magi), Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar saw a bright star on the night that Christ was born. They followed the star to Bethlehem where they found the baby Jesus and presented him with gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Optional holiday

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Sunday April 9, 2023
Orthodox : Orthodox Palm Sunday Christian civil servants only

Optional holiday

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Friday April 14, 2023
Orthodox : Orthodox Good Friday only observed by the Orthodox community

Orthodox Good Friday

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Friday April 14, 2023
Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The Easter bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place: Midnight Office... After the service the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home. The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days. One egg is cracked on the wall of the church (and this is the first egg eaten The ritual of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

Good Friday

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Friday April 14, 2023
Orthodox : In Bulgaria, together with Christmas, Good Friday and Easter are the holiest days in the Orthodox calendar, and are observed with great solemnity. Churches all over the country are serving masses to mourn the crucified son of God. Fasting is especially strict on this day - the Church advises believers not to have any food at all, and to not even drink water. Few Bulgarians, however, are usually that strict.

Orthodox Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 15, 2023
Orthodox : Not a paid holiday

Orthodox Easter

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Sunday April 16, 2023
Orthodox : Paid holiday

Orthodox Easter Monday

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Monday April 17, 2023
Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

Orthodox Easter

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Monday April 17, 2023
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Easter Tuesday

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Tuesday April 18, 2023
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All Souls' Day

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Monday April 24, 2023
Orthodox : Celebrated on Sunday in some cities. Paste Blajinilor which means Easter of the Dead or Easter of the kind souls who have passed away .

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday April 25, 2023
Orthodox : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. banks remain open

Optional holiday

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Tuesday May 16, 2023
Orthodox : Orthodox Easter

St Cyrilus and St Methodius

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Wednesday May 24, 2023
Orthodox : Commemorates the creation of the Slavic Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets by the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius. The celebration also commemorates the introduction of literacy and the preaching of the gospels in the Slavonic language by the brothers.

Whit Monday

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Monday June 5, 2023
Orthodox : In Cyprus, Kataklysma is the festival of the floods in seaside towns