Feast of the Theophany around the world in 2025

Feast of the Theophany around the world in 2025
The blessing of the water ceremony marking Orthodox Epiphany. Image by vverve , via Deposit Photos
  How long until Feast of the Theophany?
Feast of the Theophany
  Dates of Feast of the Theophany around the world
2025 Various Jan 6
CyprusMon, Jan 6National Holiday
GreeceMon, Jan 6National Holiday
RomaniaMon, Jan 6National Holiday
2024 Various Jan 6
CyprusSat, Jan 6National Holiday
GreeceSat, Jan 6National Holiday
RomaniaSat, Jan 6National Holiday
2023 Various Jan 6
CyprusFri, Jan 6National Holiday
GreeceFri, Jan 6National Holiday
2022 Various Jan 6
CyprusThu, Jan 6National Holiday
GreeceThu, Jan 6National Holiday
2021 Various Jan 6
CyprusWed, Jan 6National Holiday
GreeceWed, Jan 6National Holiday

Commemorates Christ's baptism by John the Baptist in the river Jordan.

  Which countries observe Feast of the Theophany in 2025?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday
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When is the Feast of the Theophany?

In the Greek and Romanian Orthodox Churches, Epiphany celebrates the baptism of Jesus rather than the arrival of the Magi (Three wise men) which is celebrated on January 6th as Epiphany in the Western Church.

Other Orthodox Churches celebrate the Feast of the Theophany on January 19th using the Julian calendar date.

What is the Feast of the Theophany?

This observance commemorates Christ's baptism by John the Forerunner (John the Baptist) in the river Jordan, beginning Christ's ministry on earth and revealing the Holy Trinity of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit to mankind. Though no date for the baptism is given, it is generally accepted that Jesus was about 30 years old when he was baptised.

Despite the baptism of Jesus not being part of the nativity of Jesus, The Feast of Theophany is the culmination of the Christmas Season.

“The feast of the Baptism of the Lord … is unique in that on this day most of the Orthodox faithful are present in church to receive Holy Communion, in the Orthodox tradition,” the legislators write. They also highlight the Great Sanctification of the Water as a unique aspect of Theophany.

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