Greek Orthodox to Celebrate Saint George's Day on April 25

Georgios, Feast Day of Saint George, the Great Martyr and Triumphant

The annual celebration of Saint George on April 23rd is one of the most significant feasts in the Orthodox calendar.

All Greek households have somebody called Georgios or Georgia among close or distant relatives or friends.

Nevertheless, this year, Saint George’s day coincides with Holy Saturday.

According to the Christian calendar, whenever April 23rd is within Lent and therefore during the fasting period, Saint George’s Day is moved to immediately after Easter.

This year, Georges, Georgios and Georgias all over Greece and abroad will celebrate their name day on Monday, April 25th.