Holidays in Cyprus 2024 (public and unofficial)

In this publication, All-Holidays.Info will tell you about the holidays in Cyprus 2024. We will give the exact dates of public and unofficial holidays. We will give explanations for some of them. All dates are current and obtained from official sources, or calculated based on their data.

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January 2024

  • January 1 (Monday) 2024 – New Year (public holiday).
  • January 6 (Saturday) 2024 – Epiphany (public holiday).

February 2024

  • February 14 (Wednesday) 2024 – Valentine’s Day (unofficial holiday).

March 2024

  • March 10 (Sunday) 2024 – Carnival in Limassol, Children’s carnival parade (unofficial holiday).
  • March 17 (Sunday) 2024 – Carnival in Limassol, Grand Carnival Parade (unofficial holiday).
  • March 18 (Monday) 2024 – Green Monday (public holiday).
  • March 31 (Sunday) 2024 – Easter (Catholic) (unofficial holiday).
  • March 25 (Monday) 2024 – Greek Independence Day (public holiday).

Green Monday is an Orthodox holiday celebrated in Cyprus and Greece. It falls on the first Monday of Lent, before Easter. On Green Monday, people traditionally eat only vegetarian foods, prepared without oils or dairy products. Typical Green Monday dishes in Cyprus are:

  • Legumes.
  • Nuts.
  • Olives.
  • Greenery.
  • Seafood.

Families gather together to eat outdoors and fly kites, symbolizing the refusal of indulgences for Lent. Festive processions and concerts are held in cities in honor of the beginning of Lent. This is a deeply rooted tradition in Cyprus that brings families and communities together.

April 2024

  • April 1 (Monday) 2024 – National Holiday of Cyprus / EOKA Day (public holiday).

EOKA Day commemorates the beginning of the Cypriot struggle against British rule in 1955. On April 1 of that year, the National Organization of Cypriot Fighters (EOKA) launched an armed campaign aimed at uniting Cyprus with Greece and ending British colonial rule over the island.

EOKA, led by General George Grivas, used guerrilla tactics, bombings and assassinations to undermine British control of Cyprus. Although these militant methods were controversial, EOKA was eventually able to end British rule in 1960 when Cyprus gained independence.

May 2024

  • May 1 (Wednesday) 2024 – Labor Day (public holiday).
  • May 3 (Friday) 2024 – Good Friday (Orthodox) (public holiday).
  • May 4 (Saturday) 2024 – Great Saturday (Orthodox) (unofficial holiday).
  • May 5 (Sunday) 2024 – Easter Sunday (Orthodox) (unofficial holiday).
  • May 6 (Monday) 2024 – Easter Monday (Orthodox) (public holiday).
  • May 7 (Tuesday) 2024 – Orthodox Easter Tuesday (banks only, bank holiday).

June 2024

  • June 24 (Monday) 2024 – Pentecost Monday (public holiday, Orthodox).

August 2024

  • August 15 (Thursday) 2024 – Assumption of the Virgin Mary (public holiday).

October 2024

  • October 1 (Tuesday) 2024 – Cyprus Independence Day (public holiday).
  • October 28 (Monday) 2024 – Ochi Day (public holiday).

Ochi Day commemorates the rejection of the Fascist Italian ultimatum to Greece in 1940, demanding that Greece allow Axis forces to enter and occupy strategic sites. The Greek Prime Minister responded with a simple word “ochi”, which means “no”, and refused to give up. This act of defiance inspired the Greek people and Allied forces to resist the Axis powers.

December 2024

  • December 24 (Tuesday) 2024 – Christmas Eve (unofficial holiday).
  • December 25 (Wednesday) 2024 – Christmas (public holiday).
  • December 26 (Thursday) 2024 – Second Day of Christmas (public holiday).
  • December 31 (Tuesday) 2024 – New Year’s Eve (unofficial holiday).

In this publication, All-Holidays.Info talked about the holidays in Cyprus 2024. We hope you found the information you were interested in. When writing this article, we used only reliable data and sources. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends!