Orthodox Easter Monday 2017: When Is Orthodox Easter Monday? Dates & Details 🗓

What day is Orthodox Easter Monday on? Orthodox Easter Monday 2017 is observed on a Monday in April. In 2016, it was on a Monday and Orthodox Easter Monday in 2018 is on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Countdown to Orthodox Easter Monday 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, activities, facts, details, and upcoming public holidays.

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday, which celebrates Jesus’ resurrection, according to Christian belief. Many Orthodox Christian churches in the United States often observe Easter Monday at a later date than the Easter Monday date observed by many western churches. The day is also known as Bright Monday, Renewal Monday, or New Monday.

When is Orthodox Easter Monday 2017? This year Orthodox Easter Monday is on Monday, April 17, 2017.


Many Orthodox churches in the United States observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.

Below you will find all the details for Orthodox Easter Monday 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is Orthodox Easter Monday a federal holiday?

No, Orthodox Easter Monday is not a federal holiday. There are ten annual US federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. The following federal holidays are established by law:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
  • Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Is Orthodox Easter Monday a national holiday?

Orthodox Easter Monday is not a federal public holiday in the United States. Orthodox Easter Monday is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.

Is Orthodox Easter Monday a paid holiday?

The answer depends on your employer. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).

Does the mail run on Orthodox Easter Monday?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Orthodox Easter Monday. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be open for the holiday, which means businesses and homes will receive mail. This also counts USPS and Fedex packages. See holiday schedule on USPS and Fedex. The only time mail is not being delivered is on federal holidays, which are listed above.

Are banks open on Orthodox Easter Monday?

Orthodox Easter Monday is a Orthodox holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and most banks will be open. While most banks are open, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.

If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.

Are stores open on Orthodox Easter Monday?

On Orthodox Easter Monday, most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses may be closed on in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.

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Orthodox Easter Monday 2017

Holiday: Orthodox Easter Monday
Date: April 17, 2017
Weekday: Monday
Holiday Type: Orthodox
Orthodox Easter Monday 2018: Monday, April 9, 2018
Orthodox Easter Monday 2019: Monday, April 29, 2019
Orthodox Easter Monday 2020: Monday, April 20, 2020

History & Origin

Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries. Therefore the Orthodox Easter period often (but not always) occurs at a different date compared with the Easter date observed by many western churches, which falls after the time of the March equinox.

There are different types of Orthodox churches that are well established in the United States. Some of these churches include the Greek Hellenic Orthodox Church, the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, and the Russian Orthodox Church. The Russian Orthodox Church in North America can be traced back to the late 18th century, where a Russian church was built on Kodiak Island in Alaska during that period. Alaska was previously part of Russia until the US government purchased the land. The number of Greek Orthodox churches grew as Greek immigration increased after the late 19th century in the United States.

How To Celebrate Orthodox Easter Monday

Bright Monday liturgies are held for Orthodox Christians in many parts of the United States. These liturgies usually involve a gospel reading, which may be read in different languages. Some liturgies include priests sprinkling holy water, bell ringing, and a procession that involves children participating by holding religious icons.

Easter Monday is a relaxed day for many Orthodox Christians. For some, it is a reflection of the events that occurred during Holy Week. Easter Monday is a day to finish leftover Easter meals that were not eaten the day before.

How To Say Orthodox Easter Monday in:

Spanish: Lunes de Pascua Ortodoxo
Norwegian: Andre ortodoks påskedag
German: Orthodoxer Ostermontag

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