Greece: National, Religious and Public Holidays Calendar 2022

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

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Greece Public Holidays 2022 (with Greek Names/Saints Days)

Sat Jan 01, 2022

 

New Year´s Day (Feast of Saint Basil)

Greek Name:
Protochronia
Public Holiday
Thurs Jan 06, 2022

 

Epiphany

Greek Name:
Ton Foton or Epiphaneia
Public Holiday
Sun Jan 30, 2022

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. In 2022, falls on a Sunday, anyway.
Mon March 7, 2022

Clean/Green Monday/Ash Monday

(heralds the start of Greek Lent)

Greek Name:
Apokries - Kathari Deftera

(Greek Lent:
Megali Sarakosti or Tessarakosti)
Public Holiday
Fri  Mar 25, 2022

 

Independence Day

Greek Name:
Tou Evangelismou
National Day
Fri Apr 22, 2022

 

Greek Orthodox Easter
Good Friday

Greek Easter Name:
Megali Paraskevi
Public Holiday
Sun April 24, 2022

 

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 April 25, 2022

 

Greek Orthodox Easter
Easter Monday

Greek Easter Name:
Deftera tou Pascha
Public Holiday
Sun May 01, 2022

 

Labour Day 

Greek Name:
Ergotaki Protomayia
Public Holiday
Sun Jun 12, 2022

 

Orthodox Whitsun (Pentecost)

Greek Name:
Agiou Pneumatos
Religious Day
Mon Jun 13, 2022

 

Orthodox Whit Monday (Pentecost)

Greek Name: Kataklysmos/Radunitsa Public Holiday
Mon Aug 15, 2022

 

Assumption Day -
Ascent of Mary to Heaven

Greek Name:
Kimisi tis Theotokou
Religious Feast/Pub Hol
Fri Oct 28, 2022

 

"Ochi" (Oxi) or "No" Day

Greek Name:
Epetios tou Ochi(Oxi)
National Holiday
Thurs Nov 17, 2022

 

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

Greek Name:
Polytechneio
School/University Holiday Only 
Mon Nov 21, 2022

 

Hellenic Armed Forces Day

Greek Name:
Ellada enoples dynameis i̱mera
Unofficial day but highly respected 
Sun Nov 27, 2022

 

First Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:
Aphitsi/Parousia tou Xristou
Religious Day
Sun Dec 4, 2022

 

Second Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:
Aphitsi/
Parousia tou Xristou
Religious Day
Sun Dec 11, 2022

 

Third Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:
Aphitsi/
Parousia tou Xristou
Religious Day
Sun Dec 18, 2022

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:

Aphitsi/

Parousia tou Xristou

Religious Day
Sun Dec 25, 2022

 

Christmas Day

Greek Name:
Xristougenna
Public Holiday
Mon Dec 26, 2022

 

Second Day of Christmas
Synaxis of the Mother of God

Greek Name:
Synaxis Theotokou
Public Holiday
Sat Dec 31, 2022

 

New Year's Eve

Greek Name:
Paramoni Protochronias
Observed but not a Public Holiday
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