Public Holidays in Cyprus
Here you will find the Public Holidays in Cyprus.
The most important is really Easter, which is bigger than Christmas here.
New Years Day was also historically more important than Christmas day,
however that is changing fast in our more consumer society. Easter is still
a mainly religious festival, and although chocolate eggs are now present in
the shops in greater quantity, the traditionally dyed hard boiled eggs and
the flaounes (a special pie) and midnight mass, after which the fast ends
and all proclaim ' Christos Anesti ' (Christ is risen.)
1 January New Year's Day
6 January Epiphany
25 March Greek Independence Day
1 April EOKA Day
1 May May Day
15 August Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1 October Cyprus Independence Day
28 October Ochi Day
25 December Christmas Day
26 December 2nd day of Christmas
Moveable Feasts Religion:
Orthodox Paschal Calculator
|Clean (or Green) Monday
(start of Lent)
|Good Friday (except shops)
|Holy Ghost (Monday after Pentecost)*
* Some shops may be open.
Holidays falling on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday) are not moved.
GMT+2. The clock goes forward 1 hour at 1:00 on the last Sunday in March
and back to normal time at 1:00 on the last Sunday in October.
The time zone data above is from
the tz Database,
an explanation of which can be found at Sources
for Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time Data.
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