Orthodox New Year for the year 2026 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, January 14th.
The Orthodox New Year, also known as the Old New Year, is on January 14th on the Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated in the Julian calendar as the start of the New Year and is January 1st on the Julian calendar. Orthodox Christian Americans will celebrate the day on the Julian calendar January 1st, which is Janaury 14th on the Gregorian calendar.
Other Countries different Dates
Russia switched over to the Gregorian calendar in 1918 but the Orthodox Russian Church continued to use the Julian calendar. In Russia today they celebrate the New Years with the Gregorian January 1st date and get additional days off January 1-5 and if weekends come up they get to extend the days off.
Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Moldova, Malanka Ukraine, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Palestine, Serbia, Macedonia, and the Scottish Gaelic all celebrate the Old New Year (Julian calendar New Year) with some celebrating on January 12th or 13th or 14th and some on the 15th. Remember the Julian New Year changes over time as compared to the Gregorian calendar so in the years 1583 to 1700 it was January 11th, 1700 to 1800 January 12th, 1801 to 1900 January 13th, 1901 to 2100 January 14th, and 2101 to 2200 January 15th and so forth. Hence many cultures around the world will celebrate Orthodox New year on different dates as related to the Gregorian calendar.
Days to Orthodox New Year 2026
Wednesday, January 14th is day number 14 of the 2026 calendar year with 4 years, 1 month, 11 days until Orthodox New Year 2026.
|Orthodox New Year|
|Name(s):||Orthodox New Year, Old New Year|
|Type:||Observance, Orthodox Christian|
|When:||January 14th until year 2101 then January 15th (Gregorian calendar), January 1st (Julian calendar)|
Dates for Orthodox New Year
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Orthodox New Year 2020||Tuesday, January 14, 2020||-689|
|Orthodox New Year 2021||Thursday, January 14, 2021||-323|
|Orthodox New Year 2022||Friday, January 14, 2022||42|
|Orthodox New Year 2023||Saturday, January 14, 2023||407|
|Orthodox New Year 2024||Sunday, January 14, 2024||772|
|Orthodox New Year 2025||Tuesday, January 14, 2025||1138|