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Greece: National, Religious and Public Holidays Calendar 2023

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

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Greece Public Holidays 2023 (with important Saints Days)

Sunday January 1, 2023

 

New Year´s Day (Feast of Saint Basil)

Greek Name:
Protochronia
Public Holiday
Friday January 6, 2023

 

Epiphany

Greek Name:
Ton Foton or Epiphaneia
Public Holiday
Mon January 30, 2023

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 this day but will not take day off. 
Monday February 27, 2023

Clean/Green Monday/Ash Monday

(heralds the start of Greek Lent)

Greek Name:
Apokries - Kathari Deftera

(Greek Lent:
Megali Sarakosti or Tessarakosti)
Public Holiday
 Saturday March 25, 2023

 

Independence Day

Greek Name:
Tou Evangelismou
National Day
Friday April 14, 2023

 

Greek Orthodox Easter
Good Friday

Greek Easter Name:
Megali Paraskevi
Public Holiday
Sunday April 16, 2023

 

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
Monday April 17, 2023

 

Greek Orthodox Easter
Easter Monday

Greek Easter Name:
Deftera tou Pascha
Public Holiday
Monday May 01, 2023

 

Labour Day 

Greek Name:
Ergotaki Protomayia
Public Holiday
Sunday June 4, 2023

 

Orthodox Whitsun (Pentecost)

Greek Name:
Agiou Pneumatos
Religious Day
Monday June 5, 2023

 

Orthodox Whit Monday (Pentecost)

Greek Name: Kataklysmos/Radunitsa Public Holiday
Tuesday August 15, 2023

 

Assumption Day -
Ascent of Mary to Heaven

Greek Name:
Kimisi tis Theotokou
Religious Feast/Pub Hol
Saturday October 28, 2023

 

"Ochi" (Oxi) or "No" Day

Greek Name:
Epetios tou Ochi(Oxi)
National Holiday
Friday November 17, 2023

 

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

Greek Name:
Polytechneio
School/University Holiday Only 
Mon Nov 21, 2023

 

Hellenic Armed Forces Day

Greek Name:
Ellada enoples dynameis i̱mera
Unofficial day but highly respected 
Sun Nov 27, 2023

 

First Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:
Aphitsi/Parousia tou Xristou
Religious Day
Sun Dec 4, 2023

 

Second Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:
Aphitsi/
Parousia tou Xristou
Religious Day
Sun Dec 11, 2023

 

Third Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:
Aphitsi/
Parousia tou Xristou
Religious Day
Sun Dec 18, 2023

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Greek Name:

Aphitsi/

Parousia tou Xristou

Religious Day
Sun Dec 25, 2023

 

Christmas Day

Greek Name:
Xristougenna
Public Holiday
Mon Dec 26, 2023

 

Second Day of Christmas
Synaxis of the Mother of God

Greek Name:
Synaxis Theotokou
Public Holiday
Sat Dec 31, 2023

 

New Year's Eve

Greek Name:
Paramoni Protochronias
Observed but not a Public Holiday
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Mon Aug 15
ELONA
Mon Aug 15
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Mon Aug 15
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