Public Holidays

Public holidays in Greece 2020-2024

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, however, 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.

holidaydate
New Year's DayJan, 1st
EpiphanyJan, 6th
Three Holy HierarchsJan, 30th
Independence DayMar, 25th
Labor DayMay, 1st
Assumption DayAug, 15th
Procession in Heraklion (Crete only)Aug, 25th
Ochi Day (anniversary of the no)Oct, 28th
Christmas EveDec, 24th
Christmas DayDec, 25th
Boxing DayDec, 26th
New Year's EveDec, 31st


Moving Holidays in Greece

holiday20202021202220232024
Carnival Monday / Beginning of LentMar, 2ndMar, 15thMar, 7thFeb, 27thMar, 18th
Ash WednesdayMar, 4thMar, 17thMar, 9thMar, 1stMar, 20th
Good FridayApr, 17thApr, 30thApr, 22ndApr, 14thMay, 3rd
Easter Sunday (orthodox)Apr, 19thMay, 2ndApr, 24thApr, 16thMay, 5th
Easter Monday (orthodox)Apr, 20thMay, 3rdApr, 25thApr, 17thMay, 6th
Mother's DayMay, 10thMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12th
Ascension of ChristMay, 28thJun, 10thJun, 2ndMay, 25thJun, 13th
Whit SundayJun, 7thJun, 20thJun, 12thJun, 4thJun, 23rd
Whit MondayJun, 8thJun, 21stJun, 13thJun, 5thJun, 24th
Father's DayJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16th