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


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Monday May 2, 2022All Souls' DayOrthodox
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Tuesday May 3, 2022All Saints' DayOrthodox
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Tuesday May 24, 2022St Cyrilus and St MethodiusOrthodox
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Monday June 13, 2022Whit MondayOrthodox
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Tuesday July 5, 2022St Cyrilus and St MethodiusOrthodox
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Monday August 15, 2022Dormition of the VirginOrthodox
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Sunday August 28, 2022Religious celebration (not a national holiday)Orthodox
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Monday September 12, 2022Exhaltation of the CrossOrthodox
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All Souls' Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
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 May 3, 2022
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

St Cyrilus and St Methodius

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Tuesday May 24, 2022
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 13, 2022
Orthodox : In Cyprus, Kataklysma is the festival of the floods in seaside towns

St Cyrilus and St Methodius

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Tuesday July 5, 2022
Orthodox : Cyril and Methodius were two brothers born in Thessaloniki in the Byzantine Empire in the 9th century, who became missionaries of Christianity in Khazaria and Great Moravia. They both perfected a Slavonic alphabet which is now known as the Cyrillic alphabet and translated the liturgy into this language. Wikipedia

Dormition of the Virgin

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Monday August 15, 2022
Orthodox : Adormirea Maicii Domnului refers to the feast commemorating what is believed to be the miraculous transport of Mary, in bodily form, to Heaven after her death. Some accounts claim that she died in Jerusalem; others put her death at the Graeco-Roman city of Ephesus, now in Turkey, and the site of an alleged House of the Virgin Mary . since 2008

Religious celebration (not a national holiday)

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Sunday August 28, 2022
Orthodox : Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God) only observed by the Orthodox community

Exhaltation of the Cross

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Monday September 12, 2022
Orthodox : The last of the five major feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is the most important feast among the feasts dedicated to the Holy Cross, as it is dedicated to the history of the return of the Holy Cross from imprisonment, its elevation and glorification.