Public Holidays in Greece in 2018

Greece Upcoming Holidays in Greece

The Ochi day
The Ochi day

28 October 2018 This National holiday is in 9 days. Celebration of Greece's refusal to yield to the powers of the Axis in 1940

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This National holiday is in 67 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

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

26 December 2018 This National holiday is in 68 days. The second day of Christmas in the Orthodox Church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary

Greece List of National Public holidays of Greece in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Saturday January 06 Epiphany
Monday February 19 Clean Monday Orthodox Shrove Monday. Movable
Sunday March 25 Independence Day 25th March Day
Friday April 06 Orthodox Good Friday Movable
Monday April 09 Orthodox Easter Monday Movable
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Monday May 28 Holy Spirit Monday Orthodox Pentecost Monday
Wednesday August 15 Assumption Day The Falling Asleep of the Virgin
Sunday October 28 The Ochi day National Anniversary of Greek Independence
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Synaxis of the Mother of God Celebrated on 26th December


National Holiday


  • 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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