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March 2020
delete iconadd icon34 days since the start of Great Lent
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Monday March 2, 2020 (3/2/2020)
delete iconadd icon7 days left of Great Lent
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Saturday April 11, 2020 (4/11/2020)
Method: 48 days before Easter (Eastern)
Notes: (Begins 48 days before Easter and lasts 40 days - from Clean Monday to the Friday before Lazarus Saturday)
Length: 40 days
Period: 1 year

Great Lent, or the Great Fast, is the most important fasting season in the church year in Eastern Christianity, which prepares Christians for the greatest feast of the church year, Pascha (Easter). In many ways Great Lent is similar to Lent in Western Christianity. There are some differences in the timing of Lent (besides calculating the date of Easter) and how it is practiced, both liturgically in the public worship of the church and individually.

One difference between Eastern Christianity and Western Christianity is the calculation of the date of Easter (see Computus). Most years, the Eastern Pascha falls after the Western Easter, and it may be as much as five weeks later; occasionally, the two dates coincide. Like Western Lent, Great Lent itself lasts for forty days, but unlike the West, Sundays are included in the count. Great Lent officially begins on Clean Monday, seven weeks before Pascha (Ash Wednesday is not observed in Eastern Christianity) and runs for 40 contiguous days, concluding with the Presanctified Liturgy on Friday of the Sixth Week. The next day is called Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday. However, fasting continues throughout the following week, known as Passion Week or Holy Week, and does not end until after the Paschal Vigil early in the morning of Pascha (Easter Sunday).

April 2020
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Saturday April 11, 2020 (4/11/2020)
Method: 1 day before Palm Sunday
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon8 days until Holy Week
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Sunday April 12, 2020 (4/12/2020)
Method: 7 days before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 7 days
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon8 days until Palm Sunday
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Sunday April 12, 2020 (4/12/2020)
Method: 7 days before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon11 days until Holy Wednesday
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Wednesday April 15, 2020 (4/15/2020)
Method: 1st Wednesday before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon13 days until Good Friday (Eastern)
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Friday April 17, 2020 (4/17/2020)
Method: 1st Friday before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Saturday April 18, 2020 (4/18/2020)
Method: 1st Saturday before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon15 days until Easter (Eastern)
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Sunday April 19, 2020 (4/19/2020)
Notes: 1st Sunday after the Paschal full moon
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Monday April 20, 2020 (4/20/2020)
Method: 1 day after Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Tuesday April 21, 2020 (4/21/2020)
Method: 2 days after Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
May 2020
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Sunday May 24, 2020 (5/24/2020)
Method: May 24th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon54 days until Ascension Day
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Thursday May 28, 2020 (5/28/2020)
Method: 39 days after Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
June 2020
delete iconadd icon64 days until All Saints' Day
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Sunday June 7, 2020 (6/7/2020)
Method: 1st Sunday after
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
November 2020
delete iconadd icon225 days until Nativity Fast
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Sunday November 15, 2020 (11/15/2020)
Method: November 15th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 40 days
Period: 1 year
December 2020
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Sunday December 27, 2020 (12/27/2020)
Method: December 27th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
January 2021
December 2020
delete iconadd icon277 days until Christmas
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Wednesday January 6, 2021 (1/6/2021)
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Wednesday December 24, 2020 (12/24/2020)
Method: December 24th on Julian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon278 days until Christmas
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Thursday January 7, 2021 (1/7/2021)
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Thursday December 25, 2020 (12/25/2020)
Method: December 25th on Julian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
February 2021
delete iconadd icon317 days until Shrove Monday
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Monday February 15, 2021 (2/15/2021)
Method: 1st Monday before
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon318 days until Shrove Tuesday
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Tuesday February 16, 2021 (2/16/2021)
Method: 1 day before
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
March 2021
delete iconadd icon345 days until Green Monday
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Monday March 15, 2021 (3/15/2021)
Method: Great Lent
Notes: (1st day of Great Lent)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon345 days until Clean Monday
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Monday March 15, 2021 (3/15/2021)
Method: Great Lent
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

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