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Orthodox: religious celerations and observances

Orthodox: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Orthodox Good Friday**Thursday April 26, 2018Orthodox 
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optional holiday**Thursday April 26, 2018Orthodox 
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Good Friday*Thursday April 26, 2018Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter**Saturday April 28, 2018Orthodox 
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optional holiday*Saturday April 28, 2018Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter Monday*Sunday April 29, 2018Orthodox 
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Orthodox EasterSunday April 29, 2018Orthodox 
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Orthodox Good Friday -
Friday April 26, 2019

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.


Optional holiday -
Friday April 26, 2019

Orthodox : Orthodox Good Friday only observed by the Orthodox community


Good Friday -
Friday April 26, 2019

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. from 2010 onwards


Orthodox Easter -
Sunday April 28, 2019

Orthodox : Paid holiday


Optional holiday -
Sunday April 28, 2019

Orthodox : Orthodox Easter


Orthodox Easter Monday -
Monday April 29, 2019

Orthodox : Vtor den Veligden


Orthodox Easter -
Monday April 29, 2019

Orthodox :