Public Holidays in Greece 2016

According to Greek Law every Sunday is a public holiday. If a Public Holiday falls on a Sunday it is not transfered to the Monday, with the exception of May 1st which is regarded as more of a General Strike than a Public Holiday. During the Summer season tourist services tend to stay open 7 days a week with the exception of Easter Sunday when very few tavernas or bars are open and definitely no shops. Town and village shops are closed by law on Sundays, but tourist shops will be open. Banks also close early on a Friday and do not open on Saturday.

2016 DateName
January 1New Years Day
January 6Epiphany
March 14Ash Monday
March 25Independence Day
April 29Orthodox Good Friday
May 1Labour Day
May 2Orthodox Easter Monday
June 20Holy Spirit Monday
August 15Assumption Day
October 28The Ochi day
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Boxing Day