March 25 –> Greek Independence Day
The Greek Independence Day, also known as the Greek Revolution, was a successful war of independence from the Ottoman Empire waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1832. It coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would bear the son of God.
April 1 –> Cyprus National Day
On 1 April 1955, a guerilla organisation was established. It was called Ethnikí Organósis Kipriakóu Agónos (EOKA), or the National Organisation of the Cypriot Struggle, and fought for Cyprus’s independence from colonial Britain and for union with Greece (known as enosis). The organisation was established by Archbishop Makarios III and led by General George Grivas.
August 15 –> Dormition of the Theotokos
Dormition of the Theotokos, also known as the Assumption of Mary, in Greece and Cyprus it is the third greatest celebration of the year after Christmas and Easter and is also known as “Summer Easter”. That day feasts are organized around Cyprus.
October 1 –> Cyprus Independence Day
On 16 August 1960, Cyprus attained independence from the British rule after the Zürich and London Agreement between the United Kingdom, Greece and Turkey. Official celebrations are held on October the 1st. The day includes festivals and parades of schools and the military, including the display of tanks and other armory. At the end of the day, a special open event is held at the President’s Palace.
October 28 –> Greek National Day
It is celebrated throughout Greece and Cyprus as Ohi Day (No Day). On the 28th of October 1940 when the then Greek leader Ioannis Metaxas, was presented with an ultimatum by the Italians to let Axis forces to enter Greece or face war, Ioannis Metaxas allegedly replied with a single word to the ultimatum OHI which is the Greek word for NO.