Public Holiday in Greece in 2024

Public Holiday in Greece in 2024
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  Dates of Public Holiday in Greece
2022 Jan 25, Jan 26
GreeceWed, Jan 26National Holiday
GreeceTue, Jan 25National Holiday

Six areas of Greece are placed on obligatory holiday due to Snowstorm Elpis.

The Greek government declared Tuesday, January 25th 2022, a public holiday for the public and private sector due to the extreme snow weather conditions caused by Snowstorm Elpis. The public holiday is valid in six regions in central and south Greece.

Climate Crisis and Civil Protection minister Christos Stylianides announced late on Monday that the public holiday is for the regions of Attica, Evia and Sporades, Viotia, Cyclades,Crete and Dodecanese.

Specifically, all public administration offices will be shut down. Exceptions include primary and secondary level local government offices, the Armed Forces and security personnel, public health facilities and other services needed during emergencies.

Mass transportation will operate wherever possible. In particular, trains and trams will operate normally, while buses and trolleys whenever possible.

All schools in the public and private sector at all levels of education – including preschool and distance learning – will not operate on Tuesday. This includes recreation centres for special needs people.

Businesses and the retail sector will be shut down also except for the following: food stores, pharmacies and other health facilities, gas stations, and any other businesses that normally operate on national holidays or which contribute to managing the repercussions of the storm, Stylianidis said.

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