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Greece : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


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European Truck Ban: 22:00 to 22:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022EpiphanyOrthodox
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday January 30, 2022Three Holy HierarchsSchool holidays
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Sunday January 30, 2022Three Holy Hierarchscards/flowers
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Monday March 7, 2022Shrove Monday/Green MondaySecular holiday
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Friday March 25, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 15, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 22, 2022Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
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Saturday April 23, 2022Orthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox
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Sunday April 24, 2022Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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Monday April 25, 2022Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday May 23, 2022National Day of the VlachsEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday June 12, 2022Orthodox PentecostSecular holiday
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Monday June 13, 2022Whit MondayOrthodox
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Wednesday June 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany

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Thursday January 6, 2022
Orthodox : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Cele ated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Http://edu.klimaka.gr
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Three Holy Hierarchs

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Sunday January 30, 2022
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Three Holy Hierarchs

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Sunday January 30, 2022
cards/flowers : Refers to Basil the Great (also known as Basil of Caesarea), Gregory the Theologian (also known as Gregory of Nazianzus) and John Chrysostom. They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. Wikipedia

Shrove Monday/Green Monday

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Monday March 7, 2022
Secular holiday : Green Monday is the first day of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Great Lent. Traditionally it is considered to mark the beginning of the spring season.

Independence Day

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Friday March 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Upraise against the Ottoman rule in 1821 Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 15, 2022
School holidays : www.lfh.gr

Orthodox Good Friday

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Friday April 22, 2022
Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The Easter bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place: Midnight Office... After the service the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home. The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days. One egg is cracked on the wall of the church (and this is the first egg eaten The ritual of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

Orthodox Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 23, 2022
Orthodox : Not a paid holiday

Orthodox Easter

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Orthodox : Paid holiday

Orthodox Easter Monday

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Monday April 25, 2022
Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday May 2, 2022
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Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

National Day of the Vlachs

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Monday May 23, 2022
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Orthodox Pentecost

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Sunday June 12, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday

Whit Monday

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Monday June 13, 2022
Orthodox : In Cyprus, Kataklysma is the festival of the floods in seaside towns

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday June 15, 2022
School holidays :

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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