Friday , July 10 2020

Tag Archives: Traditions

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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Good Friday an old Zakynthian Tradition alive once again.

Perhaps those who have lived here for many years can remember the tradition of stealing shope signs on Good Friday. The tradition is in relation to the chaos that took place during Christ’s arrest. The idea was to steal any signs from as many shops, doctor’s, lawyer’s offices anywhere you …

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Holy Light arrvial in Greece.

The Holy Light is described by Orthodox Christians as a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday. http://   Orthodox tradition holds that the Holy flame happens annually on the day preceding Orthodox Easter. During this time, blue light is …

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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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Detailed programme of CARNIVAL 2020, Zakynthos

FRIDAY 14th, FEBRUARY 2020 (Valentine’s Day) 11:00 a.m Announcements through the streets. Traditional, “Delalides”town criers announcing the commencement of Carnival. From St Lazaros to St. Mark’s Square. Marking the beginning of Carnival 2020. 8:00 pm OPENING: “HIDDEN TREASURE HUNT” with crew “94”. The game will last 2 days (14-15 February). …

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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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Epiphany

Theophany or Epiphany closes the twelve-days of Christmas, which began on Christmas Eve and was celebrated through various customs. Everything is ready at the holy churches of Zakynthos for the blessed celebration of the Sanctification and Epiphany recalling the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River in which the priest sanctifies …

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