Holidays in Greece 2023

There are 12 public holidays in Greece in 2023, three of which fall on weekends: Saturday and Sunday.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Epiphany, or Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the visit of the three kings. It is celebrated on April 6, 2023.

Clean Monday
Great Lent is the most important fasting season in the Eastern Orthodox Church, which lasts 40 days starting from Clean Monday. On Clean Monday, people bow down before one another and ask forgiveness; this is how to start the Great Lent with a clean conscience and renewed Christian love. It falls on February 27, 2023.

Greek Independence Day
Greek Independence Day, also known as the Celebration of the Greek Revolution, is a public holiday in Greece and Cyprus, and it is observed on March 25, 2023. Greek Independence Day marks the first day of the Greek Revolution, a series of military campaigns against the Ottoman Empire starting in 1821.

Orthodox Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 14, 2023.

Orthodox Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 17, 2023.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Whit Monday
Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, is an important religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. The holiday falls on June 5, 2023

Dormition of the Holy Virgin
Dormition of the Holy Virgin, also known as the Assumption of Mary, is an important religious festival celebrated by Christians. It is celebrated on August 15, 2023. Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven.

The Ochi Day
Ochi Day is a public holiday in Greece, observed on October 28, 2023. The holiday commemorates when Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected the Italian government's ultimatum in 1940.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of the public holidays in Greece 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
EpiphanyJan 06, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Clean MondayFeb 27, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Greek Independence DayMar 25, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Good FridayApr 14, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Easter MondayApr 17, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayJun 05, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Dormition of the Holy VirginAug 15, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
The Ochi DayOct 28, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
2nd Day of ChristmasDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Greece in 2023.

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