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.)

Public Holidays

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 until 4099

Feast 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Clean (or Green) Monday (start of Lent) 03-Mar 25-Mar 14-Feb Feb 27 Feb 19 Mar 11
Good Friday (except shops) 11-Apr 03-Apr 22-Apr April 07 Mar 30 April 19
Easter 13-April 05-Apr 24-Apr April 09 April 01 April 21
Easter Monday 14-April 06-Apr 25-Apr April 10 April 02 April 22
Easter Tuesday* 15-April 07-Apr 26-Apr April 11 April 03 April 23
Pentacost 08-Jun 31-May 19-Jun Jun 05 May 27 Jun 16
Holy Ghost (Monday after Pentecost)* 09-Jun 01-Jun 20-Jun June 06 May
Jun 17

* Some shops may be open.

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Holidays falling on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday) are not moved.



Time Zone

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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