Greek Orthodox Easter Dates

When Greek Orthodox Easter is Celebrated

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Will you be able to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter in Greece on your trip? Here are enough Greek Easter dates to keep the most avid advance planner happy, from 2016 to 2024.

Note: Every few years, "Western" (Catholic and Protestant) Easter and Greek Orthodox Easter coincide; these years are indicated by (same) following the date. Want to celebrate two Easters in Greece rather than just one? Choose accordingly...

and remember many Greek Easter observances are at midnight, accompanied by fireworks.

Greek Easter Dates: 2016 - 2024

  • 2016 - Easter Sunday - May 1st
  • 2017 - Easter Sunday - April 16th (same)
  • 2018 - Easter Sunday - April 8th
  • 2019 - Easter Sunday - April 28th
  • 2020 - Easter Sunday - April 19th
  • 2021 - Easter Sunday - May 2nd
  • 2022 - Easter Sunday - April 24th
  • 2023 - Easter Sunday - April 16th
  • 2024 - Easter Sunday - May 5th

Have more questions on Greece and Greek travel?  Here's more on Greek Easter celebrations in Greece including the pre-Lent Carnival Dates and related important dates during the season, including Triodion, Tsiknopempti or "Meatfare Thursday", "Cheesefare Thursday" and more. While the parades and most of the fun activities which are of interest to visitors occur on the final weekend, it's still possible to enjoy some of the season in the weeks running up to Carnival itself, called in Greek "apokrias." And of course, after Carnival season ends and Lent begins, there is the holiday of Clean Monday -a day for picnics and getting prepared for the austerities of the Lenten season.

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