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Greek holiday calendar 2016

by Erno » 30 Dec 2015, 12:13

Greek holiday calendar 2016 - 30 December, 2015

In Greece there are different religious or national holidays, which are often public holidays for employees and students.

Some of them are stable, while others are mobile and are determined by the date of Easter each year.

See below all the Greek holidays (public and school) of the year 2016:

* 01.01.2016 - New Year's Day (Friday)

* 01/06/2016 - Epiphany (Wednesday)

* 03/14/2016 - Clean Monday [Καθαρά Δευτέρα, start of the Lent] (Monday - Three-days)

* 03/25/2016 - March 25 (Friday - Three-days) [War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. The “Greek Revolution” was a successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1830. And Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation by archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she should become the mother of Jesus Christ the Son of God. 25th March is exactly nine months before Christmas]

* 04/29/2016 - Good Friday (four-days)

* 01/05/2016 - Holy Easter and May Day (Sunday)

* 02/05/2016 - Easter Monday (four-days)

* 06/20/2016 - Holy Spirit [Whitsun, Pentecost] (Monday - Three-days)

* 08/15/2016 - Assumption of Mary (Monday - Three-days)

* 10/28/2016 - "Ochi" Day [commemorates the rejection by Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940] (Friday - Three-days)

* 11/17/2016 - Anniversary of the Polytechnic University uprising [against junta] (Thursday)

* 12/25/2016 - Christmas (Sunday)

* 12/26/2016 - Second Christmas Day (Monday - Three-days)

From: http://www.zarpanews.gr/%ce%b1%cf%85%cf ... b1-%cf%84/
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