Cyprus Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Cyprus or officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean
  • Cyprian labour legislation stated that every full time and part-time workers are entitled a paid day off on every national public holiday
  • Employees that working on a public holiday entitled for 2 times their normal wages
  • Holidays that falls on a weekend are not move to the following Monday
  • Retail store usually close on public holidays, there are stores open on public holidays especially those in tourist area. For such cases, employers need to pay employees double of normal wages

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
6 JanFriEpiphany - Commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men
27 FebMonGreen Monday - Is the first day of Great Lent throughout Eastern Christianity and is a moveable feast, falling on the 7th Monday before Pascha
25 MarSatGreek Independence Day (Greek Revolution) - A successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1832 against the Ottoman Empire
1 AprSatCyprus National Day - Also known as 'EOKA Day', commemorates the start of the insurgence against the British in 1955
14 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday - Is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
17 MayMonOrthodox Easter Monday - It is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed following his death by crucifixion on the Friday before
18 MayTueOrthodox Easter Tuesday - Banks only
1 MayMonLabour Day - Celebrate the achievements of workers
5 JunMonPentecost Monday (Whit Monday) - Celebrated the day after Pentecost, a moveable feast in the Christian calendar. It is moveable because it is determined by the date of Easter
15 AugTueDormition of the Theotokos - Is a Great Feast of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches which commemorates the "falling asleep" or death of Mary the Theotokos ("Mother of God"), and her bodily resurrection before being taken up into heaven
1 OctSunCyprus Independence Day - Cyprus became independent from the British in 1960, after a 4-year war.
28 OctSatGreek National Day (Ochi Day) - Celebrates Greece's refusal to yield to the powers of the Axis in 1940, celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - Takes place on December 26th and is only celebrated in a few countries; especially those country historically connected to the United Kingdom

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
6 JanMonEpiphany
3 MarMonGreen Monday
25 MarTueGreek Independence Day
1 AprTueCyprus National Day
18 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
21 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayThursLabour Day
9 JunMonPentecost Monday
15 AugFriDormition of the Theotokos
1 OctWedCyprus Independence Day
28 OctTueGreek National Day
24 DecWedChristmas Eve
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriBoxing Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
6 JanTueEpiphany
23 FebMonGreen Monday
25 MarWedGreek Independence Day
1 AprWedCyprus National Day
10 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
13 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayFriLabour Day
1 JunMonPentecost Monday
15 AugSatDormition of the Theotokos
1 OctThursCyprus Independence Day
28 OctWedGreek National Day
24 DecThursChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
6 JanWedEpiphany
8 FebMonGreen Monday
25 MarFriGreek Independence Day
1 AprFriCyprus National Day
29 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
1 MaySunLabour Day
2 MayMonOrthodox Easter Monday
20 JunMonPentecost Monday
15 AugMonDormition of the Theotokos
1 OctSatCyprus Independence Day
28 OctFriGreek National Day
24 DecSatChristmas Eve
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
6 JanSatEpiphany
19 FebMonGreen Monday
25 MarSunGreek Independence Day
1 AprSunCyprus National Day
6 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
9 MayMonOrthodox Easter Monday
10 MayTueOrthodox Easter Tuesday (Not a Public Holiday)
1 MayTueLabour Day
28 MayMonPentecost Monday
15 AugWedDormition of the Theotokos
1 OctMonCyprus Independence Day
28 OctSunGreek National Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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