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Church calendar for 2024: when will Easter, Trinity and other holidays be celebrated in Ukraine?

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Church calendar for 2024: when will Easter, Trinity and other holidays be celebrated in Ukraine?

Church holidays in 2024 will be celebrated according to the new calendar. Find out which holidays have been shifted by almost two weeks and which holidays will be celebrated on the same days as before

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On September 1, 2023, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine finally switched to the modern New Julian calendar. And starting in 2024, almost all Ukrainian church holidays will be celebrated 13 days earlier, according to the Gregorian calendar. However, not all holidays have been shifted, and Ukrainians will continue to celebrate some holidays on their usual dates. 


Read more about the changes in the church calendar for 2024 in the article below.


When will Easter, Trinity, and other twelve feasts be celebrated in 2024?


Easter is the main Orthodox holiday in Ukraine, but the date of its celebration does not depend on the New Julian calendar, as it is transitional and calculated according to the lunar calendar. Thus, in 2024, Easter will be celebrated in Ukraine on May 5.


It is important to note that three of the twelve twelve holidays also have a transitional date that depends on the date of Easter:

– Palm Sunday, or the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, will be celebrated in 2024 on April 28;

– Ascension of the Lord — on June 13;

– The Holy Trinity — on June 23.


The other nine twelve feasts have a non-transitional date, and the date of their celebration is shifted by 13 days.


The main church holidays in 2024: dates of celebration


– Epiphany, Epiphany or Baptism of the Lord — January 6 (instead of January 19);

– Presentation of the Lord — February 2 (instead of February 15);

– Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary — March 25 (instead of April 7);

– Transfiguration of the Lord — August 6 (instead of August 19);

– The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary — August 15 (instead of August 28);

– The Nativity of the Virgin Mary — September 8 (instead of September 21);

– Exaltation of the Holy Cross — September 14 (instead of September 27);

– Introduction of the Blessed Virgin Mary — November 21 (instead of December 4);

– Christmas — December 25 (instead of January 7).




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Church calendar for 2024: Dates of other important holidays


– Circumcision of the Lord — January 1 (instead of January 14);

– Lent — from March 18 to May 4;

– St. George's Day — April 23 (instead of May 6);

- Christmas of John the Baptist — June 24 (instead of July 7);

- Saints Peter and Paul — June 29 (instead of July 12);

- The Prophet Elijah — July 20 (instead of August 2);

- Maccabee (Honey Savior) — August 1 (instead of August 14);

- Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary — October 1 (instead of October 14);

- The Cathedral of the Archangel Michael — November 8 (instead of November 21);

- St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle — November 30 (instead of December 13);

- St. Nicholas — December 6 (instead of December 19);

- The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary — December 26 (instead of January 8);

- Generous Evening, St. Malanka's Day — December 31 (instead of January 13).


How to celebrate holidays in times of war?


For the second year in a row, Ukrainians have been forced to celebrate holidays and important dates in the midst of a full-scale war. And sometimes, even planning an ordinary family dinner in Ukraine is not an easy task. Sometimes it is impossible to do so because loved ones are in different parts of the country and the world, and sometimes it is simply dangerous given the situation in Ukraine itself. 


At the same time, it would be a mistake not to say that morale and mood also play a huge role here, because, unfortunately, the war plays a significant role in our mental health. 


However, we know what can be a good cure for fatigue and a feeling of powerlessness, and can give a breath of fresh air and strength even in such an unstable time. And this is traveling. After all, even short trips are an effective tool for rebooting and giving your nervous system a break. For example, a two-day vacation to a picturesque place, and there are many of them in Ukraine, can help you regain your strength for several weeks to come.


You will find the largest selection of safe tours in Ukraine on our portal. We are confident that you will be able to choose the perfect trip here, because we have collected a wide variety of tours for you: from relaxation tours with spa treatments and tastings to outdoor activities in the mountains and excursions to the most amazing locations in Ukraine.


Follow the link and choose from more than 500 tours the one that suits you in terms of duration, type of vacation and, of course, price. And if you don't find the perfect option, please contact the hotline, and our managers will help you organize a trip to suit your individual wishes, preferences and budget.


We remind you! Kyiv is famous for its multilayered history and heritage, and its libraries are no exception. Read more about the interesting libraries of the capital, where readers can find unique publications and enjoy the impressive architecture in our previous article.


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