The Old New Year is also known as the Orthodox New Year. It is observed by the users of the Julian Calendar. The Orthodox New Year Day falls on January 13th, 14th, or 15th in different countries. According to the Julian Calendar, the day is on January 1.
Due to the difference between the Julian Calendar and the Gregorian Calendar over time. Many Orthodox Christians follow the Julian Calendar and they celebrate the New Year based on it. It is s same as the New Year of the Gregorian Calendar. The Julian Calendar pre-dates the Gregorian Calendar, That’s why the time is different.
When is Orthodox New Year in 2021?
The Orthodox New Years’ eve starts at midnight on December 31, following the Julian Calendar. The New Year Day for Orthodox is on the 14th of January 2020. The dates vary depending on the Gregorian calendar year. From 1901 to 2000 it was on the 13th of January, and from 2001 to 2100 the date It is the 14th of January.
History of Orthodox New Year
Orthodox Churches follow the Julian Calendar, so they celebrate the New Year according to the Julian Calendar. The Orthodox New Year is also known as the Old New Year, it is January 1 in the Julian Calendar. In 1582, the Gregorian Calendar was introduced and the Julian calendar lost its users, but Orthodox still use it.
Old New Year Celebration
People who are orthodox celebrate this day. Many Orthodox churches host the New Year party with a feast. People who celebrate this event pray to God and toast their drinks together. Activities contain fireworks, music, and much more just like the Gregorian New Year. They also wish “Happy New Year” to others.
Orthodox New Year Prayer
1). Days, months, and calendars change as New Year arrives. I pray that this year also bring a change in your attitude and focus to experience the real success
2). May the almighty shower his kind blessings on you and your family. Wish you a very happy new year.
3). May God be kind to fulfill all your dreams and desires in the coming year. Wish you a very happy new year.
4). May your life blossom like a flower. I pray that this coming year, every day should unfold like a petal in a blossoming flower.
5). Wish you and your family a very blessed new year. Let God be kind and shower blessings and happiness on your family.
Orthodox New Year Messages and Wishes
6). Good health, peace, good luck may all these three be yours in the coming year. Happy new year 2019.
7). May this New Year be bright and happy. May peace and happiness reside in your family. Wish you happy New Year 2019.
8). May hope keep smiling on you every day, throughout the Year. Wish you a very happy new year.
9). As this old year fades out, may the New Year break out with brightness and sparkles. Happy New Year 2019.
10). May you have peace, joy and good health all throughout the year. Happy New year 2019.
11). Every New Year brings along new hope, new challenges and new promises. Let’s gear up to face this wonderful time and make it a beautiful journey. Happy New Year 2019.
12). Let us hope that life is always beautiful, inspiring and full of blessings like always. Wishing you a wonderful and successful Happy New Year to you and your family.
13). I pray to God that the freshness of 2019 fills your year with high spirits, great confidence and courage to face the challenges and get successful. Happy New Year to you.
14). It is time to say goodbye to the year we have lived and step into which has so much to offer us. Wishing you the most amazing and successful year. Happy New Year to my friend.
15). I wish you are blessed with love, happiness, joy and success in the year 2019. I pray for your health and long life. Sending warm wishes as new times arrive. Wishing you a Happy New Year.
16). May you have a fun-filled, entertaining and energetic New Year ahead. Sending warm wishes to you and your family on arrival of 2019. Happy New Year.