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Greece: National, Religious and Public Holidays Calendar 2016
366 Days = This Year is a Leap Year (February 29)

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

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Greece Public Holidays 2016 (with Greek Names/Saints Days)

Fri Jan 01 2016 New Year´s Day            (Feast of Saint Basil) Greek Name:
Public Holiday
Wed Jan 06 2016 Epiphany
(Three Kings Day)
Greek Name:
Ton Foton or Epiphaneia
Public Holiday
Sat Jan 30 2016

School "Saints" Day        

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

Greek Name:
Trion Ierarchon
School Holiday Only
Mon Mar 14 2016 Clean/Green Monday
(Start of Greek lent)
Greek Name:
Apokries - Kathari Deftera

(Greek Lent:
Megali Sarakosti or Tessarakosti)
Public Holiday
Fri Mar 25 2016 Independence Day Greek Name:
Tou Evangelismou
National Day
Fri Apr 29 2016 Greek Orthodox Easter
Good Friday
Greek Easter Name:
Megali Paraskevi
Public Holiday
Sun May 01 2016


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 02 2016 Greek Orthodox Easter
Easter Monday
Greek Easter Name:
Deftera tou Pascha
Public Holiday
Tue May 03*** 2016 Labour Day
(When Labour Day falls on a Sunday it is moved to next working day. This year is May 03 as May 2 is Easter Monday) 
Greek Name:
Ergotaki Protomayia
Public Holiday
Sun Jun 19 2016 Orthodox Whitsun (Pentecost) Greek Name:
Agiou Pneumatos
Religious Day
Mon Jun 20 2016 Orthodox Whit Monday (Pentecost) Greek Name: Kataklysmos/Radunitsa Public Holiday
Mon Aug 15 2016 Assumption Day -
Assumption of Mary
Greek Name:
Kimisi tis Theotokou
Religious Feast/Pub Hol
Fri Oct 28 2016 "Ochi" (Oxi) or "No" Day Greek Name:
Epetios tou Ochi(Oxi)
National Holiday
Thu Nov 17 2016 Anniv. 1973 Polytechneio Day - Student Protests Against Military Junta Greek Name:
School Holiday Only 
Thu Nov 21 2016 Hellenic Armed Forces Day Greek Name:
Ellada enoples dynameis i̱mera
Unofficial day but highly respected 
Sun Nov 27 2016 First Sunday of Advent Greek Name:
Religious Day
Sun Dec 04 2016 Second Sunday of Advent Greek Name:
Religious Day
Sun Dec 11 2016 Third Sunday of Advent Greek Name:
Religious Day
Sun Dec 18 2016 Fourth Sunday of Advent Greek Name: Aphitsi Religious Day
Sun Dec 25 2016 Christmas Day Greek Name:
Public Holiday
Mon Dec 26 2016 Second Day of Christmas
Synaxis of the Mother of God
Greek Name:
Synaxis Theotokou
Public Holiday
Sat Dec 31 2016 New Year's Eve Greek Name:
Paramoni Protochronias
Observed but not a Public Holiday
Greece Public Holidays in 2015 Greece Public Holidays in 2017 Greek Cyprus Public Holidays in 2016(TBA) Rep of Cyprus Public Holidays in 2017(TBA)

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Name Days

Fri Aug 12
Sat Aug 13
no widely known nameday

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