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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Greece public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of May 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Greece public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Greece public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • May
  • 26
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  • Greece 2020 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2020.
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2018

  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Greece 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Greece 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Greece 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2017.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Greece Public Holiday May 3rd

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has issued a communiqué amending the previously-released list of 2016 bank holidays in Greece, by moving this year's annual May 1st bank holiday to Tuesday, May 3, 2016, as was done on some previous occasions in the past.
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2015

  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Greece Bank Holidays Until July 13

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Greek Finance Ministry has announced that the current stretch of bank holidays in Greece would once again be extended, this time until Monday, July 13, 2015.
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Greece Bank Holidays July 7-9

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Greek Association of Banks has announced that the current stretch of bank holidays in Greece would extend until Thursday night, July 9, at least.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Greece 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of official Greek bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Greece Bank Holidays June 29 And Beyond

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has announced a one-off bank holiday in Greece on Monday, June 29, 2015, when banks and the stock exchange will remain closed.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Greece Extends Annual Public Holidays

    Kathimerini (Athens) - Greece's new Minister of Labour, Panos Skurletis, has announced that, as part of his government's policies, the Greek government had decided to declare all Sundays of the year as official non-working public holidays in Greece.
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2014

  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Greece 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2015.
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2013

  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Greece Reduces Public Sector Holidays

    Kathimerini (Athens) - Greece's Reform Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has announced that, as part of its austerity drive, the Greek government has decided to cancel the 6 additional public sector holidays currently awarded to civil servants for using computers.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Greece 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Greece Moves May 1st Public Holiday

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - Local sources have confirmed that the previously-announced moving this year's annual May 1st bank holiday to Tuesday, May 7, 2013, would also apply to this year's public holiday and thus to both the private and public sectors of Greece.
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Greece 2013 Bank Holidays Amended

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has issued a communiqué amending the previously-released list of 2013 bank holidays in Greece, by moving this year's annual May 1st bank holiday to Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
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2012

  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Greece 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2013.
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2011

  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Greece 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2012.
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2010

  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Greece 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2011.
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2009

  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Greece 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Greece Announces Year-End Financial Holidays

    Hellenic Exchanges (HELEX) - Greece's HELEX (the Central Securities Depository) and the Athens Exchange will be closed all day on December 24, 2009, and will close early on December 31, 2009.
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2008

  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Greece 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2009.
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  • Jan
  • 29
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  • Greece Declares January 31 Public Sector Holiday

    Kathimerini (Athens) - The government of Greece has declared Thursday, January 31, 2008, a one-off public sector holiday for the funeral of Archbishop Christodoulos.
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2007

  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Greece 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2008.
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2006

  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Greece 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2007.
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2005

  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Greece 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2006.
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2004

  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Greece 2005 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2005.
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2003

  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Greece 2004 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Greece (Athens) - The Bank of Greece, Greece's Central Bank, has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Greece for the calendar year 2004.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Greece Declares Public Holiday For EU Enlargement

    AP Worldstream - Earlier today, Government spokesman Christos Protopapas, announced that Wednesday, April 16, 2003, had been declared a one-off public holiday in Greece.
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See also: Greece bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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