Friday December 03, 2021

Orthodox Easter 2026


Orthodox Easter service in Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.
April 2026
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April Fools Day
Wednesday April 1
4 years, 3 months, 29 days
or 1580 days

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Good Friday
Friday April 3
4 years, 4 months
or 1582 days

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Easter
Sunday April 5
4 years, 4 months, 2 days
or 1584 days

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Orthodox Easter
Sunday April 12
4 years, 4 months, 9 days
or 1591 days

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Earth Day
Wednesday April 22
4 years, 4 months, 19 days
or 1601 days

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Orthodox Easter for the year 2026 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, April 12.


This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion on Orthodox Good Friday. In the United States the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate Church, Russian Orthodox Church, and Greek Hellenic Orthodox Church celebrate the day along with other smaller Orthodox Churches.


The Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar to determine their holy days. Easter for the Orthodox Church will always fall sometime between April 4th and May 8th each year.

How to calculate Orthodox Easter date

The date used for Easter was determined at the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. It is on the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the spring equinox. Orthodox Easter will usually fall later in the year than Western Christian Easter because Orthodox Easter uses the Julian calendar and the later uses the Gregorian calendar.

Other Countries

Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.

Days to Orthodox Easter 2026

Sunday, April 12th is day number 102 of the 2026 calendar year with 4 years, 4 months, 9 days until Orthodox Easter 2026.


Orthodox Easter
Name(s):Orthodox Easter, Pascha
Type:Observance, Orthodox Christian
When:First Sunday after first full moon in Spring after Passover

Dates for Orthodox Easter

HolidayDateDays to Go
Orthodox Easter 2020 Sunday, April 19, 2020 -593
Orthodox Easter 2021 Sunday, May 02, 2021 -215
Orthodox Easter 2022 Sunday, April 24, 2022 142
Orthodox Easter 2023 Sunday, April 16, 2023 499
Orthodox Easter 2024 Sunday, May 05, 2024 884
Orthodox Easter 2025 Sunday, April 20, 2025 1234


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