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Greece bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Greece Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Fri Epiphany
Feb.    Mon Ash Monday / Clean Monday (Kathara Deftera)
Mar.    Sat Independence Day
Apr. 14 Fri Orthodox Good Friday
     16 Sun Orthodox Easter (Pascha)
     17 Mon Orthodox Easter Monday
May   1 Mon May Day
June  4 Sun Orthodox Whit Sunday
      5 Mon Orthodox Whit Monday
Aug. 15 Tue Assumption Day (Dormition)
Oct. 28 Sat Ochi Day (National Day)
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day (Christougenna)
     26 Tue Second Day of Christmas
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

13 Jul 2016 Greece 2017 Public Holidays Announced (The Bank of Greece-Athens) The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2017.  29 Mar 2016 Greece Public Holiday May 3rd (The Bank of Greece-Athens) The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has issued a communiqué amending the previously-released list of 2016 bank holidays in Greece, by moving this year's annual May 1st bank holiday to Tuesday, May 3, 2016, as was done on some previous occasions in the past.  08 Jul 2015 Greece Bank Holidays Until July 13 (The Bank of Greece-Athens) The Greek Finance Ministry has announced that the current stretch of bank holidays in Greece would once again be extended, this time until Monday, July 13, 2015.  06 Jul 2015 Greece Bank Holidays July 7-9 (The Bank of Greece-Athens) The Greek Association of Banks has announced that the current stretch of bank holidays in Greece would extend until Thursday night, July 9, at least.  05 Jul 2015 Greece 2016 Public Holidays Announced (The Bank of Greece-Athens) The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of official Greek bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2016.  28 Jun 2015 Greece Bank Holidays June 29 And Beyond (The Bank of Greece-Athens) Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has announced a one-off bank holiday in Greece on Monday, June 29, 2015, when banks and the stock exchange will remain closed.  11 Feb 2015 Greece Extends Annual Public Holidays (Kathimerini-Athens) Greece's new Minister of Labour, Panos Skurletis, has announced that, as part of his government's policies, the Greek government had decided to declare all Sundays of the year as official non-working public holidays in Greece.  26 Jun 2014 Greece 2015 Public Holidays Announced (The Bank of Greece-Athens) The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2015.  15 Sep 2013 Greece Reduces Public Sector Holidays (Kathimerini-Athens) Greece's Reform Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has announced that, as part of its austerity drive, the Greek government has decided to cancel the 6 additional public sector holidays currently awarded to civil servants for using computers.  23 Jun 2013 Greece 2014 Public Holidays Announced (The Bank of Greece-Athens) The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Greece public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example). In fact, Article 7 of Law 1400/1983 specifically prohibits the transfer of public holidays when they fall on a Sunday.  Greek law provides for both mandatory and discretionary public holidays. These are all subject to a decision by the Minister for Labour. Apart from May 1 (added as a national public holiday in 1968, through Act No. 380, to declare 1 May to be a compulsory public holidays), local saints' days may also be observed as additional public holidays, especially the name-day of the patron saint of certain occupations or industries.  Greece International Codes GR and GRC (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .gr (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Greece information and news: Bank of Greece (Greece central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Greece maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Greece), and Wikipedia (includes Greece commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Greece, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Greece, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Greece.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Greece, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Greece, before planning any trip to Greece. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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