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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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Senio across Zakynthos!

Tomorrow morning, Friday 23rd of August, at 11.00a.m sharp, you will hear the senio for Saint Dionysios. Senio meaning announcement is a Zakynthian tradition in which cannons are fired . The announcement is that our patron saint will be taken from his chamber and placed on the Holy throne for …

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Saint Dionysios’ celebrations programme 2019

Celebrations will begin from Friday 23rd and will continue up until Monday, August 26th, 2019. Zakynthos celebrates with all solemnity the Transfiguration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Protector and Patriarch of Saint Dionysios. Programme. Friday, August 23, 2019 11.00a.m The announcement that Holy celebrations begin. A zakynthian tradition is a …

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The “Senio” of Saint Dionysios, Zakynthos

Tonight Preparations for Saint Dionysios day Start. The return of his Holy relics to our Island, Zakynthos. Tonight is the first calling of the “Senio”.  A zakynthian way of announcing that next week is the feast of our patron St. Dionysios. Just as the sun sets, a little after 8.30 …

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