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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Greece 2021-2025

All important Christian holidays are also in the calendar of the Greeks. Even Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are not public holidays.

Deviating is the calculation of the Easter date and all holidays dependent on it (the Holy Week, Whitsun, Ascension Day and Lent). In Greece, the Orthodox Church is the authoritative church and its Julian calendar is a little more accurate than the Gregorian calendar.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

dateholiday
Jan, 1stNew Year's Day
Jan, 6thEpiphany
Jan, 30thThree Holy Hierarchs
Mar, 25thIndependence Day
May, 1stLabor Day
Aug, 15thAssumption Day
Aug, 25thProcession in Heraklion (Crete only)
Oct, 28thOchi Day (anniversary of the no)
Dec, 24thChristmas Eve
Dec, 25thChristmas Day
Dec, 26thBoxing Day
Dec, 31stNew Year's Eve


Moving Holidays in Greece

holiday20212022202320242025
Carnival Monday / Beginning of LentMar, 15thMar, 7thFeb, 27thMar, 18thMar, 3rd
Ash WednesdayMar, 17thMar, 9thMar, 1stMar, 20thMar, 5th
Good FridayApr, 30thApr, 22ndApr, 14thMay, 3rdApr, 18th
Easter Sunday (orthodox)May, 2ndApr, 24thApr, 16thMay, 5thApr, 20th
Easter Monday (orthodox)May, 3rdApr, 25thApr, 17thMay, 6thApr, 21st
Mother's DayMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12thMay, 11th
Ascension of ChristJun, 10thJun, 2ndMay, 25thJun, 13thMay, 29th
Whit SundayJun, 20thJun, 12thJun, 4thJun, 23rdJun, 8th
Father's DayJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16thJun, 15th
Whit MondayJun, 21stJun, 13thJun, 5thJun, 24thJun, 9th

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