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Holiday Calendar for Greece

Holiday Calendar for Greece for 2022-2023 year
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National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2022-2023 year

September 2022

October 2022

Thursday 27 October - Greece Flag Day (There are many holidays when you can see the Greek flag fly from 8 a.m. to sunset)
Friday 28 October - Ohi Day (Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities)

November 2022

Thursday 17 November - Polytechneio in Greece (The Athens Polytechnic uprising occurred in November 1973 as a massive student demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967Ė1974)

December 2022

January 2023

Tuesday 17 January - The Apocryan festival begins in Patras, Greece (Αποκριά takes three weeks. Patras is the largest city and port in the Peloponnese)
Monday 30 January - Greece Teacher's Day; Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs (the Orthodox Church, for example, in Greece celebrates the Three Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom)

February 2023

Monday 27 February - Clean Monday (also known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of Great Lent throughout Eastern Christianity)

March 2023

Friday 10 March - Engineer's Day in Greece (Known across the engineering student community as "Hemera Mihanikou")

April 2023

Wednesday 19 April - Filellin Day and International Solidarity in Greece (Decree of the President of Greece 130/2008 on the feast day of George [Lord] Byron)

May 2023

Sunday 14 May - Motherís Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

June 2023

Sunday 18 June - Father's Day (—elebrated on the third Sunday of June ÝÚ Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)

August 2023

Tuesday 15 August - Feast day of the Assumption of Mary (Christian feast day, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu)

About some greek traditions

In fact, the countryís real name is the Hellenic Republic, and also Hellas, which is the original word for Greece. The Ancient Greeks held many festivals to honor the gods and goddesses. Greek gods were the superheroes of the universe.

Vasilopita is a Greek cake eaten during the new year celebrations. The Greeks believe that finding a coin in your slice of the New Year cake is believed to bring good luck.

They most often celebrate name days instead of birthdays. Most common Greek names are based on religious saints. There are more than 4000 traditional dances around the country.

The Greek language is unique and has continuously been used for more than 5000 years. The Greek alphabet was the first to use vowels.

The Athenian Democracy was a system dating back to the fifth century B.C. It was a system of direct democracy, where citizens with voting-rights voted directly on legislation and executive bills. The Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece.

Ikaria is what the scientists call a ďblue zoneĒ where people have the longest lifespans in the world.

Emerald waters, beautiful beaches and sunsets, quaint villages, and warm and welcoming locals Ė the Greek Islands are an integral part of the countryís history, culture, and traditions. There are wild dolphins swimming in the Greek waters.
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