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Religious feasts

Many public holidays are associated with the historical influence of the Church of Cyprus on the Cypriot society. More specifically, school holidays of public primary and secondary schools are mostly religious. The Government of Cyprus recognizes the following holy days as public holidays, where government offices or public schools are closed:

Religious Public Holidays Religious School Holidays
Epiphany (6 Jan) Epiphany (6 Jan)
Green Monday Three Holy Hierarchs Day (30 Jan)
Good Friday Green Monday
Easter Monday Holy Week – Bright Week (Easter Holidays)
Holy Spirit Day Holy Spirit Day
Assumption (15 Aug) St. Varnavas (11 Jun)
Christmas Eve (24 Dec) Archbishop’s Name-day (13 Nov)
Christmas (25 Dec) Christmas Holidays (25 Dec-5 Jan)
Day After Christmas (26 Dec)

D 4 April 2013    AEleonora Kyriakou

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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