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  • FRI
    1

    Childrens carnival party and treasure hunt.

    Friday Mar 1
    15:00 - 19:00 EET

    Treasure hunt starts in the Stavro square 15.00

    Childrens carnival party

    Stavro local hall. 17.00

  • SAT
    2

    Forkis carnival party

    Saturday Mar 2
    22:00 - 05:00 EET

    Forkis theatre group anual carnival party.

    Cultural center Vathi

    live band,  Spiro Karamitsou and DJ Aamar and family

    starts 22.00

    To book a table call Maria  on 6976778037 or Tasso 6932086685

  • SUN
    3

    Childrens carnival Party dance.

    Sunday Mar 3
    17:30 - 21:30 EET

    Childrens Carnval party 

    Cultural center Vathi 5.30 pm 

    entrance fee 3 euro

  • SAT
    9

    Carnival party Stavros

    Saturday Mar 9
    21:00 - 22:00 EET

    Odysseas Footbal club and local communities Carnival party dance

  • MON
    11

    Kathara Deftera or Clean Monday

    Monday Mar 11
    11:00 - 12:00 EET

    Celebrate Clean Monday at the Anoghi community center 10 am onwards

    and at the Kioni community center 

    This first day of Great Lent is called 'Clean Monday' because Christians should begin the holy season with 'clean hearts and good intentions.' It is also because the season of Lent is regarded as a time for when Christians should clean up their spiritual house, coming to terms with their lives and rededicating themselves to a more holy and righteous way of living.

    Clean Monday is a day of strict fasting. Christians are not allowed to eat from midnight to noon and can have no meat at all. Christians are also expected to spend extra time praying during the day and reading from the Bible.

    Because Clean Monday is also considered to mark the first day of spring, Greeks tend to celebrate it with outdoor activities and picnics rather than fasting and prayer. These activites are often called 'koulouma'.

    Traditional foods include olives, octopus, and shrimp. In addition to picnics, outdoor activities used to celebrate the day include flying kites, dancing, music, etc.

  • TUE
    19
    Clear skies
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  • WED
    20
    Clear skies
    19°/9°
  • THU
    21
    Light drizzle
    15°/7°
  • FRI
    22
    Cloudy skies
    14°/6°
  • SAT
    23
    Clear skies
    17°/5°
  • SUN
    24
    Clear skies
    20°/7°
  • MON
    25
    Clear skies
    9°/9°
  • MON
    25

    Greek Independence Day

    Monday Mar 25
    (All Day)

    This holiday is Greece's National Day and is always celebrated on 25 March.

    Greece's Independence Day is actually a holiday that has blended over time with an older festival - the Feast of the Annunciation

    History of Greek Independence Day

    In 1821, the Greeks rose up against the Ottoman Empire which had occupied Greece for almost 400 years, leading to the war of independence.

    Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the Greek flag at the monastery of Agia Lavras, inciting the Peloponnese to rise against the oppressors.

    While the exact date probably may not have been 25 March, it is acknowledged to have occured in late March and it was gradually associated with the religious feast of the Annunciation.

    On this day in the Orthodox calendar, the archangel Gabriel appeared to the maiden Mary and informed her that she was pregnant with the divine child.

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