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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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Zakynthian New Year’s traditions

It’s New Year’s Eve and every Zakynthian home is preparing for the welcoming of the New Year. Early in morning the children will go from home to home to sing the New Year’s carol and send a wish that Ai Vassilis will come and bring your most desired. For it …

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Saint Andrew, Zakynthos celebrates in his honour.

XRONIA POLLA for those named after St. Andrew. Today the 30th November marks the height of celebrations not just in Patra but around the world. History. Saint Andrew is said to have been martyred by crucifixion at the city of Patras in Achaea. Early texts, such as the Acts of …

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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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