Holiday Guide for Greece in 2019

Greece 2019
Greece
2019

Greece information

Coronavirus: Travel status Foreign tourists will be allowed in Greece if they have been vaccinated or can show negative COVID-19 test results. Greece Travel Guide

Population: 10.86m
Capital: Athens
Calling Code: (30)
Time Zone: +2 UTC
Currency: Euro
Language: Greek (modern)

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List of National Holidays in Greece in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Greece: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Epiphany


Epiphany

Greece: A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men

Clean Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Clean Monday

Greece: Also known as Ash Monday. Clean Monday begins the season of Great Lent in Eastern Orthodox Churches

Greek Independence Day

 Long Weekend! 
Greek Independence Day

Greece: Greece's Independence Day is actually a holiday that has blended over time with an older festival - the feast of the Annunciation

Orthodox Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Orthodox Good Friday

Greece: Easter is the principal festival of the Orthodox Church. Good Friday marks is the day that Jesus was crucified

Orthodox Easter Day


Orthodox Easter Day

Greece: Easter is the most significant religious holiday for the world's roughly 300 million Orthodox Christians. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus has been placed after his crucifixion.

Orthodox Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Orthodox Easter Monday

Greece: The Orthodox church uses the Julian calendar for the calculation of Easter, which can often mean that Orthodox Easter falls later than Easter observed elsewhere

Protomagia


Protomagia

Greece: While officially Labour Day, the first day of May in Greece is associated with the custom of Protomagia, a celebration of the awakening of nature after a long period of winter.

Orthodox Pentecost


Orthodox Pentecost

Greece: Orthodox Pentecost Sunday, also known as Holy Spirit Sunday, is observed fifty days after Orthodox Easter.

Holy Spirit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Holy Spirit Monday

Greece: Orthodox Pentecost Monday, also known as Holy Spirit Monday, is observed fifty days (approx. seven weeks) after Orthodox Easter.

Assumption Day


Assumption Day

Greece: The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

National Anniversary Day

 Long Weekend! 
National Anniversary Day

Greece: Also known as 'World War ΙΙ National Holiday', this holiday celebrates Greece's refusal to yield to the Axis powers in 1940.

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Greece: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Synaxis of the Mother of God


Synaxis of the Mother of God

Greece: The second day of Christmas in the Orthodox Church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary

Notes

  • A public holiday that occurs on a Sunday is not transferred to another date