New Year’s Day 2020 in Greece

New Year’s Day 2020 in Greece is observed as a public holiday and celebrated with grandeur and merriment. Natives and tourists witness various events, fireworks, family get-togethers and parties being organized throughout the week followed by New Year’s Day. people embrace each other and wish by saying “Πρωτοχρονιά / Protochroniá” in their native language. This day holds special significance for kids since this is the day when St. Basil (Agios Vasilis, the Greek version of Santa Claus) delivers them their gifts. It is customary to exchange gifts on New Year in Greece instead of on Christmas.

When is New Year’s Day in 2020?

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जनवरी, 2020

(बुधवार)

Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Greece?

New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2020. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

New Year’s Day Celebrations in Greece

Some of the popular traditions observed on the occasion of New Year in Greece are as follows:

  • Since the natives of Greece consider the New Year lucky, people try their luck by playing cards, lottery, dice rolling and much more.
  • One of the most popular and ancient traditions followed on the day of New Year’s Day in Greece is cutting the New Year’s Cake, known as Vasilopita. The cake consists of a coin, and whosoever gets the piece of the cake with that coin is regarded as lucky.
  • Fireworks can be seen carried out even on the New Year’s Day as a part of the celebration in Greece.
  • Kids visiting their relatives on New Year’s Day are offered money or Kali Hera as a custom.
  • One of the most fascinating traditions followed by people living in Greece is hanging a Squill or Sea Onion at their main door.

New Year’s Day Observances

साल सप्ताह के दिन दिनांक नाम छुट्टी का प्रकार
2019 मंगल 1 जनवरी New Year’s Day डी फेक्टो हॉलिडे
2020 बुध 1 जनवरी New Year’s Day डी फेक्टो हॉलिडे
2021 शुक्र 1 जनवरी New Year’s Day डी फेक्टो हॉलिडे
2022 शनि 1 जनवरी New Year’s Day डी फेक्टो हॉलिडे
2023 रवि 1 जनवरी New Year’s Day डी फेक्टो हॉलिडे
2024 सोम 1 जनवरी New Year’s Day डी फेक्टो हॉलिडे
2025 बुध 1 जनवरी New Year’s Day डी फेक्टो हॉलिडे

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त्वरित तथ्य

इस वर्ष: बुध, 1 जनवरी 2020
अगले वर्ष: शुक्र, 1 जनवरी 2021
अंतिम वर्ष: मंगल, 1 जनवरी 2019
प्रकार : De facto holiday