Greece

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Greece for 2018 ready to be integrated into your application.

Greece is located in Southeast Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, and has the longest coastline on the Medererranean Basin, featuring many islands. The country’s land is made up of nine geographic regions: Macedonia,, Central Greece, Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands, Thrace, Crete and the Ionian Islands. Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western Philosophy and Literature, historiography, political science, Western drama and the Olympic Games. Known as the cradle of the Western civilisation, ancient Greece cultivated major scientific and mathematical principles. From the 8th century BC, Greece was divided into city-states called polis, spanning across the region. During his reign in 4th century BC, Alexander the Great conquered most of the ancient world from the Mediterraneanan to India; 2nd century BC, Greece was annexed to Rome, and became a part of the Roman Empire. The Greek Orthodox Church helped to shape the identity of modern Greece at the beginning of the 1st century AD. This helped to spread greek language, traditions and culture. Greece became formally known as the Hellenic Republic a/k/a Hellas and was founded on March 25, 1821. With many contributions to history, Greece is listed on the UNESCO World History Sites.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Monday New Year's Day
January 6th Saturday Epiphany
January 30th Tuesday The Three Holy Hierarchs
February 12th Monday Shrove Monday
March 20th Tuesday March Equinox
March 25th Sunday Independence Day
March 25th Sunday Annunciation of the Lord
March 30th Friday Good Friday
April 1st Sunday Easter
April 2nd Monday Easter Monday
May 1st Tuesday Labor Day
May 13th Sunday Mother's Day
May 20th Sunday Pentecost
May 21st Monday Pentecost Monday
June 17th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Thursday June Solstice
August 15th Wednesday Dormition of the Holy Virgin
September 23rd Sunday September Equinox
October 28th Sunday The Ochi day
November 17th Saturday Polytechneio
December 21st Friday December Solstice
December 24th Monday Christmas Eve
December 25th Tuesday Christmas Day
December 26th Wednesday Synaxis of the Mother of God
December 31st Monday New Year's Eve
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="GR" -d year="2018" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"