Tuesday , August 11 2020

Church bells announce Soul Saturday, Zakynthian Traditions.

Most living on our Island would have hear the Church bells chime this evening. Prayers have already taken place earlier this afternoon in preparation for “Soul Saturday”

It is a Greek orthodox tradition, the remembrance of those who are no longer with us.

*Soul Saturday* in Zakynthos it is celebrated today with an afternoon service at all churches. Special bread is made, known as *prosforo* and given to the church for blessing usually in honour of the dead.

Koliva is also given out at the end of the service as a representation of life/rebirth and of course a candle lit to honour our loved ones who have passed on, a reminder the the soul is a continual light.

For those who wish to have a prayer read in honour of those wh are no longer with us, they can do so on “soul Saturday”, just ask your local priest.

About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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