Orthodox Christmas is an Orthodox Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Christ based on the Julian calendar. The celebration is marked by a special night-time liturgy. It is celebrated in nearly 60 countries, as well as in Jesus's birthplace of Bethlehem. Orthodox Christmas tends to occur about two weeks after the date used in Western Christianity (December 25). The holy day in Orthodox Christianity will fall on January 7 until 2100 AD.
- Anonymous. "60 countries celebrate Christmas"; The Voice of Russia; January 7, 2011. .