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Greek Easter
« on: Monday, 15 April, 2019 @ 00:42:41 »
Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Easter — a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other Western Christian countries.

Unlike most European nations, which will celebrate on April 21, Greece will adhere to the date for Orthodox Easter, which falls very late this year — on April 28.

Orthodox Churches still use the Julian calendar for Easter, meaning at some times that there can be a 13-day lag behind the Gregorian.