In this publication, School-Holidays.Info offers you reliable information about the school holidays in Greece 2022/2023. From the article you will find out the most accurate dates for their start and end. At the end of the publication, you will find additional holidays for Greek students in the 2022/2023 academic year.
Features of the academic year in Greece
The school year in Greek schools consists of three trimesters. They are separated by holidays – Christmas and Easter. The academic years are separated from each other by summer holidays. Unlike most European countries, there are no autumn, winter or spring holidays in Greece.
Greece has private and public schools. They are supervised by the regional departments of primary and secondary education. But schools have a certain degree of freedom. Because of this, the country does not have certain exact dates for the start and end of school holidays. If you saw somewhere the exact vacation dates in Greek schools for 2022/2023, this is a hoax.
School holidays in Greece 2022/2023
It is impossible to say exactly when the summer, Christmas or Easter school holidays in Greece 2022/2023 begin and end. But there are certain “permissions”. We will list them below:
- End of summer holidays 2022: August 31 – September 9;
- Beginning of the Christmas holidays: December 22-26;
- End of Christmas holidays: January 6 (in rare cases, may be later);
- Beginning of the Easter holidays: April 3-10;
- End of Easter holidays: April 16-23;
- Start of summer holidays 2023: June 15 – July 1.
IMPORTANT! In some cases, schools may change the schedule due to force majeure. Specify the dates of school holidays in the educational institution you are interested in or on the website!
The above dates are not fiction. We analyzed more than 20 schools of various types – primary and secondary, private and public, regular and international (language schools). Based on the analysis, we formed our opinion.
All schools have an extra day off. The date is approved by the school administration. This is the day of the local patron saint. If you are interested in this topic, a link to a list of all patron saints and cities will be at the end of the article.
In addition to the usual holidays, Greek schoolchildren have a rest on the days of state and some religious holidays. Below are the dates of the holidays when there will be days off in Greek schools in the 2022/2023 academic year.
Holidays in Greek schools in 2022
- August 15 – Assumption of Mary;
- October 28 – Day “Ohi” (Day “No”);
- December 25 – Christmas;
- December 26 – Glorification of the Mary.
School holidays in Greece in 2023
- January 1 – New Year;
- January 6 – Epiphany;
- February 20, 2023 – Clean Monday;
- March 25 – Independence Day;
- April 14, 2023 – Good Friday;
- April 16, 2023 – Easter;
- April 17, 2023 – Easter Monday;
- May 1 – Labor Day;
- June 5, 2023 – Trinity Monday (Spirits Day).
- List of cities and patron saints (in Greek);
- Official website of the Ministry of Education and Religion;
- Education system in Greece.
In this article, we talked about the school holidays in Greece 2022/2023. We hope we have found answers to our questions. We remind you that the exact date needs to be checked with your school. Don’t forget to share the post with your friends!