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.

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

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