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Greek Public Holidays

Paul Baderman 
by our Greece expert Paul Baderman
 

Public Holidays in Greece

If you're planning a trip to Greece, it's worth considering the dates of the Greek public holidays or bank holidays.

Greece has a mixture of traditional religious & national holidays which are celebrated everywhere from Athens on the mainland right across all the many islands such as Rhodes, Corfu, Crete, Paxos, Kefalonia & Santorini.

The main holidays are as follows:

Greek Public Holidays
2012
 
January 1 - New Year's Day - Protochronia

January 6
- Epiphany or 12th Night - Theofania

March 5
- Shrove Monday or Ash Monday - Kathari Deftera

March 25
- Independence Day - Eikosti-pempti

April 13
- Orthodox Good Friday

April 16
- Orthodox Easter Monday - Deutera tou Pascha

May 1
- Labour Day - Ergatiki Protomagia

May 28
- Orthodox Whit Monday

August 15
- Assumption Day

October 28
- Ochi Day (Day of the "no") - Imera tou Ochi

December 25
- Christmas Day - Christougenna

December 26
- Boxing Day - Synaxis Theotokou
 

2011
 
Saturday January 1 - New Year's Day - Protochronia

Thursday January 6
- Epiphany or 12th Night - Theofania

Monday March 7
- Shrove Monday or Ash Monday - Kathari Deftera

Friday March 25
- Independence Day - Eikosti-pempti

Friday April 22
- Orthodox Good Friday

Monday April 25
- Orthodox Easter Monday - Deutera tou Pascha

Sunday May 1
- Labour Day - Ergatiki Protomagia

Monday June 13
- Orthodox Whit Monday

Monday August 15
- Assumption Day

Friday October 28
- Ochi Day (Day of the "no") - Imera tou Ochi

Sunday December 25
- Christmas Day - Christougenna

Monday December 26
- Boxing Day - Synaxis Theotokou
 

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