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April 2020
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Wednesday April 1, 2020 (4/1/2020)
Method: April 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
March 2020
delete iconadd icon27 days since the start of Great Lent
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Monday March 2, 2020 (3/2/2020)
delete iconadd icon14 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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Friday April 17, 2020 (4/17/2020)
Method: 1st Friday before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon22 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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October 2020
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Thursday October 1, 2020 (10/1/2020)
Method: October 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon214 days until Okhi Day
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Wednesday October 28, 2020 (10/28/2020)
Method: October 28th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
December 2020
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March 2021
delete iconadd icon352 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
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Thursday March 25, 2021 (3/25/2021)
Method: March 25th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

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