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Holidays & Observances in Greece

Greece is a southern European country made up of many different islands as well as a main land. It has a rich cultural history that the modern people are still strongly connected to. Art, architecture, and philosophy all have roots in ancient Greek culture. The ancient polytheistic religion of Greece is no longer practiced there, but it is still an important part of the modern culture. Greek mythology is studied not only in Greece, but all around the world. Today Greece is one of the most religious countries in Europe, with most of the population belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church. Christian holidays are very important across the country. Many of them are given as days of work by most businesses.

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
Ochi Day Ochi (Ohi) Day in Greece National, Federal, Bank, Public
Polytechneio Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Armed Forces Days Armed Forces Day Noteworthy & Common
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
New Year's New Year's Eve Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
New Year's New Year's Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany National, Federal, Bank, Public
Clean Monday Kathari Deftera National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Greek Independence Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Feast of the Annunciation Annunciation Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Orthodox Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Orthodox Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Orthodox Easter Monday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Labor Day (Labour Day) May Day / Labor Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Holy Spirit Monday Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Assumption Day Dormition of the Holy Virgin / Assumption Day National, Federal, Bank, Public