Holidays in Cyprus 2026

Cyprus has 14 public holidays in 2026, two of which fall on weekend days.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2026, 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 three kings' visit observed on January 6, 2026.

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 23, 2026.

Greek Independence Day
Greek Independence Day, also known as the Celebration of the Greek Revolution, is a public holiday observed on March 25, 2026. Greek Independence Day marks the first day of the Greek Revolution, a series of military campaigns against the Ottoman Empire starting in 1821.

Cyprus National Holiday
Cyprus National Holiday is a public holiday in Cyprus, observed on April 1, 2026. The holiday commemorates the start of the War of Independence against the British Empire 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. Orthodox Good Friday is celebrated on April 10, 2026.

Orthodox Easter Monday
Orthodox Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday, observed on April 13, 2026.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2026, 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.

Orthodox Pentecost Monday
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. The holiday falls on June 1, 2026.

Assumption Day
Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15, 2026.

Cyprus Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Cyprus, observed on October 1, 2026. The holiday marks the anniversary of Cyprus's independence from the British in 1960.

Ochi Day
Ochi Day is a public holiday in Greece and Cyprus, observed on October 28, 2026. 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, 2026, 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.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2026.

The following is the list of public holidays in Cyprus 2026.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
EpiphanyJan 06, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
Clean MondayFeb 23, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Greek Independence DayMar 25, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Cyprus National HolidayApr 01, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Good FridayApr 10, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Easter MondayApr 13, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Pentecost MondayJun 01, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Assumption DayAug 15, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
Cyprus Independence DayOct 01, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Ochi DayOct 28, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Cyprus in 2026.

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