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Easter Sunday in Greece

Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which often differs from the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries. Therefore the Orthodox Easter period often occurs later than the Easter period that falls around the time of the March equinox.

Is Easter Sunday a Public Holiday?

Easter Sunday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Orthodox Easter Day

Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.

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About Easter Sunday

Read more about Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunApr 12Easter SundayPublic holiday
2016SunMay 1Easter SundayPublic holiday
2017SunApr 16Easter SundayPublic holiday
2018SunApr 8Easter SundayPublic holiday
2019SunApr 28Easter SundayPublic holiday
2020SunApr 19Easter SundayPublic holiday
2021SunMay 2Easter SundayPublic holiday
2022SunApr 24Easter SundayPublic holiday
2023SunApr 16Easter SundayPublic holiday
2024SunMay 5Easter SundayPublic holiday
2025SunApr 20Easter SundayPublic holiday

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