The Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Ministry took the decision to transfer Labor Day holiday on May 1, which this year falls during the Holy Week, to Tuesday May 7, after the Orthodox Easter.7.
The day has been moved after a request made by the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce, so that stores remain open on the Wednesday before Easter in a bid to boost sales ahead of the holiday. The Labor Ministry taking into serious account the fear of the shop owners over losing vital business if May Day was held on May 1, decided to move the holiday to a day when stores will be closed anyway due to the Easter break.
In this way, traders can cross their fingers to see an upturn in the number of customers ahead of the Easter holidays.
Only businesses that work on Sundays or during public holidays will be able to operate as normal on May 7, daily Kathimerini reports.