|1 January||New Year's Day|
|7 March||Dodecanese Day|
|2 March||Kathara Deftera — Clean Monday (Ash or Shrove Monday)|
|25 March||Greek National Independence Day|
|17 April||Good Friday|
|20 April||Easter Monday|
|1 May||May Day or Labour Day|
|8 June||Holy Spirit Monday (Pentecost or Whit Monday)|
|17 July*||Name Day of Marina (celebrated in Agia Marina)|
|15 August||Assumption of the Virgin Mary|
|26 Sept*||Commemoration of the sinking of Queen Olga in 1943|
|28 Oct||Ochi Day|
|25 Dec||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Glorification of Our Lady Day|
All of the above are public holidays (the banks are closed) except for those marked *
Every year, from April through to October, there is an extensive programme of cultural events around the island. These include music recitals, dance, poetry, theatre, art exhibitions, a chess competition, and demonstrations of traditional Lerian events such as weddings, threshing and so on.
There is also yacht racing, a squid fishing competition and, at the beginnng of August, the Alindia — a long-standing tradition of competitive water sports culminating in a fireworks display on a boat in Alinda bay.
When you are on the island, keep an eye open for posters advertising these events.
See the position of ships and yachts nearby in real time based on automatic tracking data. Hover over the boats and click on them for more information.
If you are on Leros and want to see if a plane has left Athens you can check departures from Athens airport in real time: