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Zakynthos:- “Ασωτου” tomorrow…. What does it mean?

Among the Carnival festivities let’s not forget that this period is pre-lent and its ties are based on religious facts. All this week it was the theme of the Pharisee and the tax collector. As of this Sunday the theme is ‘the Prodigal Son’. The Orthodox Church traditionally reads this …

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Triodion period starts Sunday 21st February,2021

Sunday 21st of February, 2020 until the last day,  Sunday 14th of March, 2020 It is that time of year where most Zakynthians will say “we’ve entered the triodion”.   Exactly what is the triodion? Most of us that are not aware of what triodion means, would say ‘Carnival Period’. …

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Zakynthos: Why are these German tourists cleaning our beaches?

At the beginning of January 2021, Alex Ditzel (31 years) and Olga Ditzel (31 years) from Berlin, Germany, decided to spend winter on Zakynthos. While the couple enjoys working remotely around the beautiful island, they also saw a lot of washed up plastic trash on its beaches,  otherwise so beautiful …

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Zakynthos Halcyon days and its myth

What a beautiful day in Zakynthos!!!! Could this be the start of the Halcyon days known to Greeks as the Alkionithes. The name Alkionides is derived from the mythological “Alkionides Days” which during the month of January early February are warm and sunny. In Greek mythology, the goddess Halcyon (Alcyone …

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Zakynthian Traditions, Ypapanti, candlemas

Today our Church celebrates the eve of the Assumption of our Lord Jesus Christ. History of Candlemas Near the end of the winter season, as ancient people looked forward to the planting season of spring, many different cultures found ways to celebrate this shift from the cold and dark days …

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Raffle tickets to help our Firemen!! A Cake raffle for New Year!!!

Ok folks….. look what we have for you!!! A famous Maria Drogitis super duper special Christmas Holiday cake is on raffle in the big Grand Raffle this Wednesday… for the winner a voucher will be given for them to have their cake baked in the New Year. In an effort …

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“Christmas Star” 2020 A unique phenomena, Monday 21st December

Will we see the star of Bethlehem on December 21? On Monday, December 21, the shortest day of the year, when the sun will set a few minutes after 5, whoever looks up at the sky will see a bright star. For about two and a half hours and since …

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Christmas Traditions in Zakynthos.

No doubt Christmas around the world will be very different to other years, Zakynthos will be no exception. Christmas, like many places around the world, is something special in Zakynthos. Having her own special traditions, food and culture. Zakynthos Informer has put together a few traditions that Zakynthos keeps to …

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8th of November XRONIA POLLA! Just what are we celebrating?

Today’s “Yiorti” is  a special one, we are celebrating and honouring our Archangels. The Synaxis of the Chief of the Heavenly Hosts, Archangel Michael and Gabriel and the Other Heavenly Bodiless Powers: Archangels Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Selaphiel, Jehudiel, Barachiel, and Jeremiel. Of the Brigadier, two of them, Michael and Gabriel …

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Our Herioic Firefighing Pilots

Our Herioic Firefighing Pilots. As we all know in Zakynthos we have a lot of forests fires every summer. The responsibility of controlling and putting these out falls to our wonderful fire department, who are assisted by the amazing fire plane and fire helicopter pilots. I was fortunate to meet …

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