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Greece: National, Religious and Public Holidays Calendar 2021

A.K.A. Greek Bank Holidays when they fall on Weekdays

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Greece Public Holidays 2021 (with Greek Names/Saints Days)

Fri Jan 01, 2021

 

New Year´s Day (Feast of Saint Basil)

Greek Name:
Protochronia
Public Holiday
Wed Jan 06, 2021

 

Epiphany

Greek Name:
Ton Foton or Epiphaneia
Public Holiday
Sat Jan 30, 2021

School "Saints" Day

(Three Kings Day)        

The patron saints of education (St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom) 

Greek Name:
Trion Ierarchon
From 2020 Schools observe but will not take day off. 2021 falls on a Saturday, anyway.
Mon March 15, 2021

Clean/Green Monday/Ash Monday

(heralds the start of Greek Lent)

Greek Name:
Apokries - Kathari Deftera

(Greek Lent:
Megali Sarakosti or Tessarakosti)
Public Holiday
Thurs  Mar 25, 2021

 

Independence Day

Greek Name:
Tou Evangelismou
National Day
Fri Apr 30, 2021

 

Greek Orthodox Easter
Good Friday

Greek Easter Name:
Megali Paraskevi
Public Holiday
Mon May 01, 2021

 

Labour Day 

Greek Name:
Ergotaki Protomayia
Public Holiday
Sun May 2, 2021

 

Greek Orthodox Easter
Easter Sunday
...... Planning ahead ? ..... Find out when Orthodox Easter and Catholic Easter fall on the same dates ......
Greek Easter Name:
Kyriaki tou Pascha
Religious Feast
Mon May 3, 2021

 

Greek Orthodox Easter
Easter Monday

Greek Easter Name:
Deftera tou Pascha
Public Holiday
Sun Jun 20, 2021

 

Orthodox Whitsun (Pentecost)

Greek Name:
Agiou Pneumatos
Religious Day
Mon Jun 21, 2021

 

Orthodox Whit Monday (Pentecost)

Greek Name: Kataklysmos/Radunitsa Public Holiday
Sun Aug 15, 2021

 

Assumption Day -
Ascent of Mary to Heaven

Greek Name:
Kimisi tis Theotokou
Religious Feast/Pub Hol
Thurs Oct 28, 2021

 

"Ochi" (Oxi) or "No" Day

Greek Name:
Epetios tou Ochi(Oxi)
National Holiday
Weds Nov 17, 2021

 

Anniv. 1973 Polytechneio Day - Student Protests Against Military Junta Remembered

Greek Name:
Polytechneio
School/University Holiday Only 
Sun Nov 21, 2021

 

Hellenic Armed Forces Day

Greek Name:
Ellada enoples dynameis i̱mera
Unofficial day but highly respected 
Sun Nov 28, 2021

 

First Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:
Aphitsi/Parousia tou Xristou
Religious Day
Sun Dec 5, 2021

 

Second Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:
Aphitsi/
Parousia tou Xristou
Religious Day
Sun Dec 12, 2021

 

Third Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:
Aphitsi/
Parousia tou Xristou
Religious Day
Sun Dec 19, 2021

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:

Aphitsi/

Parousia tou Xristou

Religious Day
Sat Dec 25, 2021

 

Christmas Day

Greek Name:
Xristougenna
Public Holiday
Sun Dec 26, 2021

 

Second Day of Christmas
Synaxis of the Mother of God

Greek Name:
Synaxis Theotokou
Public Holiday
Fri Dec 31, 2021

 

New Year's Eve

Greek Name:
Paramoni Protochronias
Observed but not a Public Holiday
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Greek Cypriot Public Holidays 2021

Greek Cypriot Public Holidays 2022
 

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