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The first Hairetismous (Greetings)

This evening around Zakynthos, the first Hairetismous as we say in Zakynthos, began. Known as the A’ Hairetismous, which is the first part of an akathist ( in Greek, akathistos meaning not sitting). It is a hymn dedicated to a saint, holy event, or one of the persons of the …

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Coronavirus: Get the Facts

What is Coronavirus? Coronavirus, more commonly known as COVID 19, is a zoonotic virus, closely linked to other respiratory viruses of the same family, such as colds, flu’s, MERs and SARs.They can pass between animals and humans and most carry similar symptoms such as fevers, coughs, and shortness of breath. …

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Zakynthos Books! Celebrate World Book Day.

Today is World Book Day, and books aren’t normally something people think of when they talk about Zakynthos. Usually they think great food, blue seas and beautiful views; a place to share a weeks holiday with family and friends, to explore and immerse in the Greek culture. Many don’t realise …

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Carnival in true Zakynthian Style

The Zakynthian Carnival is something special to all Zakynthians. It has its very own way of celebrating. As zakynthosinformer.com has explained before our roots are tied to Venetians days. However, as Zakynthians do, we have a certain knack of making something our very own. This is no different when it …

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Pig Sunday…..

Tomorrow in Zakynthos, the day is not only known to Zakynthians as ‘The prodgial Son’ but most would call it Pig Sunday. The name is derived from the Byzantine era, when people would prepare their pigs for slaughter, as meat was allowed to be consumed before the stricter Lent period. …

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Public Holidays and Events on those days in Zakynthos.

Celebrations are starting and holidays are due. Zakynthosinformer.com has arranged some important dates to note. Over the next couple of months Zakynthos will be celebrating, so if you want to join in the fun then make sure you have these dates free. Even if you would like to plan your …

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Celebrating the Greek language and Dionysios Solomos!!

Καλημέρα φίλες και φίλους!!! Zakynthos inspires Greeks all over the world.. you may ask “ why?” Well, today is not only officially International Greek Language Day, but it is also when we commemorate our National Poet, Zakynthian born Dionysios Solomos. As far as getting a national day to commemorate the …

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Sunday 9th of February Zakynthos enters the triodion.

sunday 9th of February, 2020 until the last day,  Sunday 1st 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’ What is …

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Υπαπαντή….Candlemas celebrations today!

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 to a happier and more productive time of year. Hypapante (Ὑπαπαντή, “Meeting” in Greek). …

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The whole world “must take care” W.H.O warns.

As we hear more about the virus from China known as “Wuhan Coronavirus spreading across at least 16 countries world wide, the W.H.O are meeting today to discuss if it constitutes a global health emergency. Bulletins are also making their way around on social media. However this particular bulletin claims …

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