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Orthodox: religious celerations and observances

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






Name Date Kind
Whit Monday*Sunday June 21, 2020Orthodox 
St Cyrilus and St Methodius*Sunday July 5, 2020Orthodox 
Dormition of the Virgin*Saturday August 15, 2020Orthodox 
Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Friday August 28, 2020Orthodox 
Exhaltation of the Cross*Sunday September 13, 2020Orthodox 

Whit Monday -
Monday June 21, 2021

Orthodox : In Cyprus, Kataklysma is the festival of the floods in seaside towns


St Cyrilus and St Methodius -
Monday July 5, 2021

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 -
Sunday August 15, 2021

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) -
Saturday August 28, 2021

Orthodox : Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God) only observed by the Orthodox community


Exhaltation of the Cross -
Monday September 13, 2021

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.