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Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

We currently have public holidays for 2016 and 2017 listed. Please scroll down to see these lists of holidays. 

Public holidays in Cyprus are paid days-off provided to all part-time and full-time workers, in addition to the paid annual leave they are entitled by law to take each year.

According to Cyprian labour legislation, every full-time employee is entitled to a day-off on each of the national public holidays. When an employee needs to work on a public holiday, she is entitled to be paid double the normal rate of pay for every hour worked. Part-time employees are entitled to equivalent holidays to full-time workers.

Generally retail stores are required to be closed on most public holidays of the year. However some stores and places of employment are allowed to remain open on a small number of the holidays.

Cyprian Labour law also allows for special arrangements for popular tourist areas so that retail and tourist service businesses in these areas are not required to be closed on public holidays. However, in cases that businesses are allowed to open, they are still required to pay double rates of pay to employees.

In addition to public holidays, workers in Cyprus are allowed a generous number of days of annual leave each year. Retail workers generally get 14 days off with pay annually. Most other workers receive 20 days off per year if they work a five-day week, and 24 days off per year if they work a six-day week.

Public Holidays 2016

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
6 JanWedEpiphany
14 MarMonOrthodox Ash Monday
25 MarFriGreek Independence Day
1 AprFriNational Day
29 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
1 MaySunMay Day
2 MayMonOrthodox Easter Monday
20 JunMonOrthodox Whit Monday
15 AugMonAssumption Day
1 OctSatIndependence Day
28 OctFriOchi Day /
Greek National Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day

Public Holidays 2017

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
6 JanFriEpiphany
27 FebMonOrthodox Ash Monday
25 MarSatGreek Independence Day
1 AprSatNational Day
14 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayMonMay Day
5 JunMonOrthodox Whit Monday
15 AugTueAssumption Day
1 OctSunIndependence Day
28 OctSatOchi Day /
Greek National Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day