Orthodox New Year Date

This year: Sat, 14 Jan 2023

Next year: Sun, 14 Jan 2024

Last year: Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Type: Orthodox

Many Orthodox Christian In The  United States Of America celebrate the New Year on January 1 in the Julian calendar, which pre-dates the more widely used Gregorian calendar. This date falls on or near January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.

Is Orthodox New Year a Public Holiday?

As we all know that Orthodox New Year falls on Saturday, 14 January 2023, Which is a working day in America. And Most of the businesses follow regular opening hours in United States.

Some Orthodox Christian churches in the United States have special liturgies when they celebrate New Year's Day.

What Do People Do On Orthodox New Year?

Majority bof Orthodox Christians in USAthe observe the New Year based on January 1 in the Julian calendar. And that Calendar age is older than the Gregorian Calendar, That is Considered valid and used more widely in many countries of the World. And that's why the Orthodox Christian New Year date falls on or around January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.

Orthodox New Year celebrations includes the dinner dances and traditional buffets among Orthodox Christian communities in the United States of America. A number of different Orthodox New Year traditions linked with these celebrations were brought over from other parts of the world like eastern Europe, to the United States. Many Americans of Orthodox Christian faith also attend special New Year’s Day liturgies at their churches.

Public Life

Though we have shared Orthodox New Year’s Day falls on or near January 14. And It's not a federal public holiday in the the country. Nevertheless, In USA Traffic and parking around some Orthodox Christian churches where special New Year liturgies are held may be busy around this time of the year because Its their special day.

Background Of Orthodox New Year

Widely This day is known as the Old New Year. And In the Julian Calendar It's marked as January 1, which was used before the Gregorian calendar. The Orthodox New Year does not remain static in the Gregorian calendar because there are shifts between the Georgian and Julian calendars over time. For Instance, the Old New Year falls on January 14 between 1901 and 2100 but it will move again in time if the Julian calendar is still used.

The Julian calendar was revised in 1923 and this version is more in line with the Gregorian calendar. Some of the Orthodox churches follow the revised Julian calendar but many of them still follow the more traditional Julian calendar, which has the original dates for Christian observances prior to the Gregorian calendar’s introduction.


The Orthodox New Year has been mentioned or symbolized in various Eastern European art, including Russian literary and art works.

Other Names and Languages

EnglishOrthodox New Year, Old New Year
Arabicالسنة الجديدة الأرثوذكسية
GermanOrthodoxes Neujahr
Hebrewאורתודוקסי שנה חדשה
Korean정통 새해
NorwegianOrtodoks nyttårsdag
SpanishAño Nuevo Ortodoxo

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