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Greece: National, Religious and Public Holidays Calendar 2017

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

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Greece Public Holidays 2017 (with Greek Names/Saints Days)

Sun Jan 01 2017 New Year´s Day            (Feast of Saint Basil) Greek Name:
Public Holiday
Fri Jan 06 2017 Epiphany
(Three Kings Day)
Greek Name:
Ton Foton or Epiphaneia
Public Holiday
Mon Jan 30 2017

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 Feb 27 2017 Clean/Green Monday
(Start of Greek lent)
Greek Name:
Apokries - Kathari Deftera

(Greek Lent:
Megali Sarakosti or Tessarakosti)
Public Holiday
Sat Mar 25 2017 Independence Day Greek Name:
Tou Evangelismou
National Day
Fri Apr 14 2017 Greek Orthodox Easter
Good Friday
Greek Easter Name:
Megali Paraskevi
Public Holiday
Sun Apr 16 2017


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 Apr 17 2017 Greek Orthodox Easter
Easter Monday
Greek Easter Name:
Deftera tou Pascha
Public Holiday
Mon May 01 2017 Labour Day  Greek Name:
Ergotaki Protomayia
Public Holiday
Sun Jun 04 2017 Orthodox Whitsun (Pentecost) Greek Name:
Agiou Pneumatos
Religious Day
Mon Jun 05 2017 Orthodox Whit Monday (Pentecost) Greek Name: Kataklysmos/Radunitsa Public Holiday
Tue Aug 15 2017 Assumption Day -
Assumption of Mary
Greek Name:
Kimisi tis Theotokou
Religious Feast/Pub Hol
Sat Oct 28 2017 "Ochi" (Oxi) or "No" Day Greek Name:
Epetios tou Ochi(Oxi)
National Holiday
Fri Nov 17 2017 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 Dec 03 2017 First Sunday of Advent Greek Name:
Religious Day
Sun Dec 10 2017 Second Sunday of Advent Greek Name:
Religious Day
Sun Dec 17 2017 Third Sunday of Advent Greek Name:
Religious Day
Sun Dec 24 2017 Fourth Sunday of Advent Greek Name: Aphitsi Religious Day
Mon Dec 25 2017 Christmas Day Greek Name:
Public Holiday
Tue Dec 26 2017 Second Day of Christmas
Synaxis of the Mother of God
Greek Name:
Synaxis Theotokou
Public Holiday
Sun Dec 31 2017 New Year's Eve Greek Name:
Paramoni Protochronias
Observed but not a Public Holiday
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Name Days

Fri Aug 12
Sat Aug 13
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