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Public Holidays in Greece in 2016

Greece Upcoming Holidays in Greece

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 22 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Synaxis of the Mother of God
Synaxis of the Mother of God

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 23 days. The second day of Christmas in the Orthodox Church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This National holiday is in 29 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Greece List of National Public holidays of Greece in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Wednesday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany
Monday March 14 Mar 14 Clean Monday Orthodox Shrove Monday. Movable
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Independence Day 25th March Day
Friday April 29 Apr 29 Orthodox Good Friday Movable
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Monday May 02 May 2 Orthodox Easter Monday Movable
Monday June 20 Jun 20 Holy Spirit Monday Orthodox Pentecost Monday
Monday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption Day The Falling Asleep of the Virgin
Friday October 28 Oct 28 The Ochi day National Anniversary of Greek Independence
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Synaxis of the Mother of God

Key

National Holiday

Notes

  • A public holiday that occurs on a Sunday is not transferred to another date
  • According to Greek Law every Sunday of the year is a public holiday

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