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Festivals and Costums

Three-day feast after the Resurrection with live music, dances and songs. On Easter Sunday the Gospels are read in different languages, there is a dance performance by women with violins in the forecourt of the church of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni with local Easter songs as well as desserts and orgeat offering.

Festivals

Agios Konstantinos and Eleni (21/5).

On the eve of the Dormition (14/8) the children set fires and jump above them.

On the Dormition of Virgin Mary (15/8) a Solemn Mass and a procession of the icon are performed.

Agia Paraskevi (26/7).

On the eve of Profitis Ilias’s celebration (19/7), the locals jump in the sea with their clothes on.

Source: www.megisti.gr

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