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National OXI Day, 28 October

National OXI day is one of the most important historical dates in the Greek calendar, not just for Zakynthians, but for Greeks worldwide. Every year it is remembered and traditionally celebrated, staying firmly in the hearts and minds of Greeks everywhere. But what is National OXI day? The 28 October …

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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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The life Giving Cross, celebrations start.

In the Christian liturgical calendar, there are several different Feasts of the Cross, all of which commemorate the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus. While holy Friday is dedicated to the Passion of Christ and the Crucifixion, these days celebrate the cross itself, as the instrument of salvation. The …

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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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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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Museums of Greek life, Folklore and the Natural World

For a small island, Zakynthos has a wealth of interesting and important museums that aim to highlight and educate visitors with the historical, traditional and environmental sides of the island. There’s something for everyone and whether you’re interested in learning more for educational purposes, or just wanting to delve further …

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Wine Tasting, Zakynthian style!

When you think of Zakynthos, you think of beautiful sunsets, clear turquoise seas, and wine…wine?  Yes, you read that correctly. Wine. Many visitors to Zakynthos don’t know that the island is famous for its wine as well as other more common commodities such as olive oil. Zakynthian farmers harvest grapes from …

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Lent and Zakynthian Traditions

Today’s events are slowly coming to an end, APOKRIES….. the Zakynthian spirit was kept alive and through many who attended the Carnival, a blessing that our traditions are still kept alive. Kathara Devtera = Καθαρά Δευτέρα Tomorrow is the first official day of Great Lent. It is a day which …

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