Orthodox Easter 2021


When is Orthodox Easter 2021?

Orthodox Easter 2021 is on Sunday, May 2, 2021 (in 223 days).  Calendar for 2021
Orthodox Easter 2020 has already passed: it was on Sunday, April 19, 2020 (155 days ago).  Calendar for 2020

What is Orthodox Easter?

Orthodox Easter celebration in Cyprus. Photo: flickr.com/photos/jorge-11/4488299520Orthodox Easter celebration in Cyprus
Orthodox Easter, also called Pascha and Resurrection Sunday, is the oldest and most important festival in the Eastern Christian tradition, celebrating Jesus Christ's resurrection (rising from the grave) following his crucifixion and death. His resurrection forms the basis of Christian faith as it demonstrates Jesus to be the Son of God, and symbolizes his conquest of death.

In most years its date differs from the date of Easter in Western Christianity (catholic and protestant Easter), and is usually one week, but occasionally four or five weeks, later. However, in some years Orthodox Easter coincides with Western Easter and both observances fall on the same date.

In Western Christianity, the date of Easter is based on the Gregorian calendar and can fall between March 22 and April 25. The Eastern Christian tradition bases its calculations of Orthodox Easter on the Julian calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar by 13 days. This results in a possible date range of April 4 to May 8. However, both Western and Eastern churches agree that Easter should be celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, but always after Passover.

This table compares the dates of Western and Orthodox Easter for the years 2010 to 2030:

Year Western
Easter
Orthodox
Easter
2010 April 4
2011 April 24
2012 April 8 April 15
2013 March 31 May 5
2014 April 20
2015 April 5 April 12
2016 March 27 May 1
2017 April 16
2018 April 1 April 8
2019 April 21 April 28
2020 April 12 April 19
2021 April 4 May 2
2022 April 17 April 24
2023 April 9 April 16
2024 March 31 May 5
2025 April 20
2026 April 5 April 12
2027 March 28 May 2
2028 April 16
2029 April 1 April 8
2030 April 21 April 28

Occasionally initiatives are started to introduce a fixed and unified date of Easter (probably the second or third Sunday in April), however there are currently no concrete plans to do so.

Further reading: Orthodox Easter on Wikipedia

When is Orthodox Easter 2022?

Orthodox Easter 2022 is on Sunday, April 24, 2022 (in 580 days).  Calendar for 2022

Dates for Orthodox Easter from 2016 to 2026

The next occurrence of Orthodox Easter is marked in red.

When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Orthodox Easter 2016      May 1, 2016      Sunday      1604 days ago
Orthodox Easter 2017      April 16, 2017      Sunday      1254 days ago
Orthodox Easter 2018      April 8, 2018      Sunday      897 days ago
Orthodox Easter 2019      April 28, 2019      Sunday      512 days ago
Orthodox Easter 2020      April 19, 2020      Sunday      155 days ago
Orthodox Easter 2021      May 2, 2021      Sunday      in 223 days
Orthodox Easter 2022      April 24, 2022      Sunday      in 580 days
Orthodox Easter 2023      April 16, 2023      Sunday      in 937 days
Orthodox Easter 2024      May 5, 2024      Sunday      in 1322 days
Orthodox Easter 2025      April 20, 2025      Sunday      in 1672 days
Orthodox Easter 2026      April 12, 2026      Sunday      in 2029 days
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