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A preview of the Cyprus bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Cyprus Public Holidays in 2021 Observance*
Jan.    Fri New Year's Day
        Wed Epiphany
Mar.    Mon Ash Monday / Clean Monday (Kathara Deftera)
        Thu Greek Independence Day
Apr.    Thu Greek Cypriot Day (EOKA Day)
        Fri Orthodox Good Friday
May     Sat May Day
        Sat Orthodox Good Saturday Banks
        Sun Orthodox Easter Banks
        Mon Orthodox Easter Monday
        Tue Orthodox Easter Tuesday Banks
June    Mon Orthodox Whit Monday (Kataklysmos)
Aug.    Sun Assumption Day
Oct.    Fri Cyprus Independence Day
        Thu Ochi Day (Greek National Day)
Dec.    Sat Christmas Day
        Sun Second Day of Christmas
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

11 Dec 2016 Cyprus 2018 Bank Holidays Released (Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its annual official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2018, in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in Cyprus for the calendar year 2018.  30 Jun 2016 Cyprus 2017 Bank Holidays Released (Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its annual official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2017, in line with the list of annual non-working public holidays in Cyprus for the calendar year 2017.  30 Aug 2015 Cyprus 2016 Bank Holidays Released (Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its annual official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2016.  16 Jun 2014 Cyprus 2015 Bank Holidays Released (Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its annual official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2015.  16 Nov 2013 Cyprus Public Holiday November 19 (Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Nicosia) Following an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers under the Acting President of the Republic, House President Yiannakis Omirou, the government of Cyprus has declared Tuesday, November 19, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Cyprus.  25 Mar 2013 Cyprus Bank Holidays March 26-27 (Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) The Central Bank of Cyprus has announced that it would once more declare two additional bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus so that banks in Cyprus will be on bank holidays until Thursday morning, March 28, 2013.  20 Mar 2013 Cyprus Bank Holidays March 21-25 (Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) The Central Bank of Cyprus has announced that it would once again declare two additional bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus so that banks in Cyprus will be on bank holidays until Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013.  17 Mar 2013 Cyprus Bank Holidays March 19-20 (Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) The Cabinet of the Government of Cyprus has announced that the Central Bank of Cyprus would in all likelihood declare additional bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20, 2013.  09 Feb 2013 Cyprus 2014 Bank Holidays Released (Central Bank of Cyprus-Nicosia) The Central Bank of Cyprus has released its official list of bank holidays to be observed in Cyprus for the calendar year 2014.  23 Jan 2012 Cyprus 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Nicosia) The government of Cyprus has released its official list of non-working public holidays in Cyprus for the calendar year 2013.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Cyprus public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  Banks are closed on all these listed days except are open on Christmas Eve Banks are closed on Orthodox Easter Tuesday when most other places are open .  Government offices are officially closed on the following public holidays: New Year's Day, Greek Independence Day, May Day, and Independence Day.  Kataklysmos is also called the Flood Festival.  Officially, the following days are observed as holidays by public servants: • (a) Greek Orthodox: Epiphany, Ash Monday, Greek Independence Day, Orthodox Good Friday, Orthodox Easter Monday, Orthodox Whit Monday, Assumption Day, Ochi Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the Second Day of Christmas. • (b) Turkish Muslim: The Prophet's Birthday, Ramazan Bayrami (2 days), Kourban Bayrami (3 days), Turkish Independence Day on April 23rd, Atatürk Day on May 19th, Turkish Victory Day on August 30th, and Turkish National Day on October 29th. • (c) Armenian, Catholic and Protestant: Epiphany (Catholics) and Christmas (Armenians), Greek Independence Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ochi Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the Second Day of Christmas.  Cyprus International Codes CY and CYP (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .cy (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Cyprus information and news: Central Bank of Cyprus (Cyprus central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Cyprus maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Cyprus), and Wikipedia (includes Cyprus commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Cyprus, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2021 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Cyprus, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Cyprus, before planning any trip to Cyprus. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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