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National Language and Public Holidays

National Language and Public Holidays

Public holidays in Cyprus

If you plan to move to Cyprus for permanent residence or simply want to spend your vacation there, it is recommended to know the main public holidays. 

January

January 1 ― New Year's Day. 

January 6 ― Three Kings Day (analogous to Epiphany celebrated by the Russian Orthodox Church). 

March

March 25 ― Greek Independence Day. 

April

April 1 ― Cyprus National Day. 

May

May 1 ― Labour Day. 

August

August 15 ― Dormition of the Theotocos. 

October

October 1 ― Cyprus Independence Day.

October 28 ― Greek National Day.

December

December 25 ― Christmas Day. 

December 26 ― Boxing Day. 

Features of public holidays

All these days are considered official holidays in Cyprus. This means that state institutions, as well as many commercial ones, including banks, are closed. The working hours remain unchanged only for stores and emergency services. On holidays, Cypriots often visit their friends and relatives, hold festive events. Some regions also have their own holidays. Some of the dates are also recognized as holidays by the government of a particular county.  

In addition to the specified holiday dates, there are holidays with variable days. For example, Easter, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday, Whit Monday and Green Monday (celebrated 50 days before the start of Greek Easter), Apocria.