Wednesday , December 2 2020

Tag Archives: Traditions

8th of November XRONIA POLLA! Just what are we celebrating?

Today’s “Yiorti” is  a special one, we are celebrating and honouring our Archangels. The Synaxis of the Chief of the Heavenly Hosts, Archangel Michael and Gabriel and the Other Heavenly Bodiless Powers: Archangels Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Selaphiel, Jehudiel, Barachiel, and Jeremiel. Of the Brigadier, two of them, Michael and Gabriel …

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Zakynthian poem turned into a song… (VIDEO)

Good Morning to all our members!! This morning I leave you to listen to a Zakynthian song which originally was a poem by Leneta Strani. However, the song was given melody by John Pantakis just recently. The word Barcarole meaning a song traditionally sung by Venetian gondoliers talks about romance. …

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Zakynthos:- Saint Dionysios three day celebrations, PROGRAMME 2020.

Feast Ceremonies of Saint Dionysios. During the three days from 23rd to 26th of August 2020, Zakynthos, with all formality and in accordance to the Hellenic Health Organisation regulations for the prevention of the transmission of Covid-19, celebrates the return of the Holy remains of Saint Dionysios **11.00a.m The announcement that …

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Zakynthos:- Saint Marina:- history and Zakynthian tradition.

Today is the celebration of St. Marina. Known to the English as Margaret the Virgin-Martyr History. According to the version of the story in Golden Legend, she was a native of Antioch. The daughter of a pagan priest named Aedesius. Her mother having died soon after her birth. Nursed by …

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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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Greek Easter, Zakynthos. Holy week begins. (VIDEO)

This year due to COVID-19 our churches are closed. However, within the church the Easter spirit still shines brightly.  For centuries their traditions have kept them together even during the most devastating earthquakes of the past, they did not stop or think twice to close their church’s doors. Ton between …

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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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