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Pig Sunday…..

Tomorrow in Zakynthos, the day is not only known to Zakynthians as ‘The prodgial Son’ but most would call it Pig Sunday. The name is derived from the Byzantine era, when people would prepare their pigs for slaughter, as meat was allowed to be consumed before the stricter Lent period. …

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Sunday 9th of February Zakynthos enters the triodion.

sunday 9th of February, 2020 until the last day,  Sunday 1st March, 2020 It is that time of year where most Zakynthians will say “we’ve entered the triodion” exactly what is the triodion? Most of us that are not aware of what triodion means would say ‘Carnival Period’ What is …

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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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Zakynthian traditions of song and dance Saturday 28/12

If you are one for Zakynthian traditions or would like to learn then don’t miss out on this event. Saturday 27th December, 2019 at the Theatre of Sarakinado. Starting at 19.00p.m. The cultural association of “Manolies”. In co operation with the Regional Unit of Zakynthos invite you to an evening …

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Petimezi!! A true Zakynthian delight.

Petimezi is one of the most famous homemade delights across Zakynthos. Made from the “moustos” or must as we know it.  Boiling the must continually until a runny type of syrup is formed. The best description of Petimezi is grape molassas! Most households across Zakythos make Petimezi now. Grapes are …

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Traditions of Saint Peter and Paul, Zakynthos

While Greece and its political issues are at the top of the agenda, life as we know it, continues normally here on Zakynthos.  It’s a special day for celebration anyway! Today it is the celebration of Saint Peter and Paul.     Of course all those who take their names …

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The Sunday of Thomas, Zakynthian traditions

This Sunday we celebrate Saint Thomas. Zakynthians still celebrating the Easter period St. Thomas is an important day for all. It is also a day where Zakynthos celebrates St. Alypios, or as Zakynthians would say Agios Lipios. Both Saints being important subjects within the religious circles. First St. Thomas, according …

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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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25th March, The Annunciation and Independence Day of Greece.

The 25th of March has a special meaning to all Greeks. It is a double celebration. As Orthodox Christians, we celebrate the Annunciation (Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου), and also our Independence Day. Annunciation – Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου This is the day to celebrate the good message that was given by God’s …

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