Other Significant Holidays to Enjoy
The pleasant climate and geography of Athens and the Attica region lends itself to the love-of-life lifestyle and character of the Greeks. This “pack-up-the family and/or friends” and lets go!” attitude is big part of living in Greece. Here are some additional holidays that lend themselves to celebrating a unique long weekend.
- March 25th Greek Independence Day and Annunciation Day The celebration of the successful Greek revolution against the Ottoman occupation coincides with the religious holiday of the Annunciation of Mary. Throughout Greece major Independence Day parades are held.
- May 1st (Protomayia) Labour Day - The Feast of Flowers A delightful spring holiday that often allows for day trips near or far. Tradition has it that on this day you collect flowers and create a wreath to decorate your front door. Flower vendors help out with wreaths to buy.
- June-Pentecost Monday – Holiday of the Holy Spirit (Agio Pnevmatos) Depending on Easter, this holiday, (50 days after Easter Sunday) usually falls in early June.
- August 15 -- The Day of the Panagia (Virgin Mary) – One of the most significant of religious holidays that coincides with the busy summer holiday season.