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Catholic easter 2016 dates

Catholic Easter 2016 is celebrated on March 27th. The dates of the Catholic easter are calculated using the Gregorian Calendar, unlike Orthodox Easter dates that are calculated using the Julian Calendar.
Holy Thursday is on March 24 2016 and Good Friday on March 25th.
For 2016 the date of Catholic easter Sunday is over a month earlier than the Orthodox easter Sunday which is celebrated on May 1st.

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Orthodox easter 2016 dates

Orthodox Easter 2016 is celebrated a few weeks after Catholic easter 2016, on Sunday May 1st, following the holy week that start on 25th of April 2016 (Holy Monday).
The date of the Orthodox Easter Sunday is the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon (PFM) date for the year, using the Julian Calendar. For 2016 the date of the Orthodox Easter is May 1st. Catholic easter on the other hand is calculated based on the Gregorian calendar, and for 2016 the date is Sunday 27th of March.

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0 October 21, 2015