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Zakynthian Traditions:- The fires of Saint John.

Today in the villages of Gaitani and Lagadakia, a century’s old tradition will take place. It is the fires in celebration of Saint John. Traditions of old. The celebration in years gone by would see Zakynthians gathered together after a long time of farming duties with their “bundles” of chickpeas, …

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Easter Celebrations start tonight!

Greeks are celebrtating Easter today, well at least the ressurection. Due to covid-19 restrictions many were unable to go to the church and celebrate. Notice from Archdiocese. With a circular of the Archdiocese which was sent to monasteries and churches, today the Resurrection will be celebrated, which due to the …

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Thursday 21st May, a day of celebration

Thursday, 21st of May. A special day for us Zakynthians not only are we celebrating St. Helen and St. Konstantinos but it is also the official day for us to celebrate our independence. History. In October 1798, the Turkish fleet occupied Zakynthos. On March 21, 1800, a treaty between Turkey …

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The history of Zakynthos Informer and its Admin team

This month Zakynthos Informer is Ten Years Old! Started by Bobby Gee on 01 May 2010, a dedicated team of admins have worked hard to grow the Informer into what it is today. Over that time it has transformed from merely a Facebook group, to a company that now serves …

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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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Greece 2021. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson celebrating with us!

The couple are seen in the video below talking about our great country. they are promoting the 200th anniversary of the Revelution. The purpose of “Greece 2021”. The purpose of the Commission “Greece 2021”, in addition to planning the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution, is to organize …

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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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Saint Dimitrios Day and Zakynthian traditions

Saturday, 26th October is α special celebration, for it’s the start of what Zakynthians would say “Υiortes” meaning celebrations. The 26th of October for Greeks is an important day as they celebrate the Great Martyr Dimitrios.   History of Saint Dimitrios. Dimitrios was a Christian and the only son of …

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Celebrations at Agios Dimirtrios.

The Theatre of Zakynthos and the Dance Complex of Levante are organizing a two-day traditional art festival with folk theatre, traditional dances, songs and music from Zakynthos, Kefalonia, North Tzoumerika Northern Greece Epirus and  Progradets from Albania in Agios Dimitrios Square. The schedule of events with the participating groups is …

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