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.
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 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, 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 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 Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Epiphany||Jan 06, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Clean Monday||Feb 27, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Greek Independence Day||Mar 25, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Good Friday||Apr 14, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Easter Monday||Apr 17, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||Jun 05, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Dormition of the Holy Virgin||Aug 15, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|The Ochi Day||Oct 28, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|2nd Day of Christmas||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Greece in 2023.