National Public Holidays in Greece

A calendar of the national vacation days when businesses, schools and banks holiday and people get the day off in Greece. With links to holidays in the UK and US...

The Greek word for bank holiday/public holiday/legal holiday is επίσηµες αργίες or episimes argies.

  • Public holidays that take place during a weekend are not carried over to the following Monday
  • Local saints' days may be observed as a public holiday
  • Official services, public services and shops close on public holidays or have special working hours

Public Holidays 2017

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 6 January - Epiphany
  • 27 February - Ash Monday
  • 25 March- Independence Day
  • 29 March - Orthodox Good Friday
  • 14 April - Orthodox Easter Sunday
  • 17 April - Orthodox Easter Monday
  • 1 May - Labour Day
  • 5 June - Orthodox Pentecost
  • 15 August - Assumption Day
  • 28 October - Ochi Day
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - Synaxis of Mary