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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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Saint Dionysios celebrations come to an end.

At exactly 11.00a.m today, Saint Dionysios celebrations will come to an end. The three day celebrations will officially end with the ceremony of the Saint being honoured with in the  church.   The Saint will be placed back in his chamber after the ceremony.   The next celebration will take …

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Video of the Litany Saint Dionysios

Yesterday was the highlight of the Saint Dionysios celebrations. The litany took place a little after 7.30p.m and the streets full of people paying tribute. At 9.00p.m as the Saint went back into his church a fireworks display bagan. A video below shows the evenings events. Click on link. https://zantetimes.gr …

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Photos of the Procession of St Dionysios

As most of our members know, this weekend Zakynthos celebrates the Patron Saint of Zakynthos, St Dionysios. Every year on the 24 August St Dionysios’ remains are taken from the main church in Zakynthos Town and processed through the town. It’s very important and traditional time of year and a …

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Saint Dionysios the Walking Saint.

Celebrations start in tribute of our Patron and Protector of our Island, Saint Dionysios. History of our Patron Saint. Saint Dionysios, a spiritual giant not only among Zakynthians but throughout Greece. He seems to be among the living, through the miraculous preservation of his holy body. He was born on …

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