Holiday Guide for Greece in 2019

Greece 2019
Greece
2019

Greece information

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

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Greece 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 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.

Holy Spirit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Holy Spirit Monday

Greece: Orthodox Pentecost Monday or Holy Spirit Monday is observed fifty days 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: This is the day of the National Anniversary of Greek Independence

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