Greek Orthodox Christmas Date Change

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Greek Orthodox Christmas Date Change

All Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25th. Okay, before you start bringing out your pitchforks to tell me that our Slavic brethren celebrate on January 7th, let me tell you why both are actually December 25th. There is a different between the Julian and Gregorian calendar of 13 days.
Orthodox Christmas Day 2019. Many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 to remember Jesus Christ's birth, described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar that pre-dates the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly observed.
Many Orthodox Christians in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar. This date works to be December 25 in the Julian calendar, which pre-dates the Gregorian calendar. It is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who is believed to be the son of God.
Calendars have changed throughout history, differing with each culture and epoch.. The difference in the dates that Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas .