Don’t wonder about the many dressed up people and cute children in school uniforms at 11th of November, because you are seeing the celebration for Chios’ reunion with Greece!
We would like to tell you about the event that is commemorated in Greece in these dates: the Polytechnion Uprise against the Junta in Athens.
Assumption of Mary or Dormition
of the Mother of God
The Dormition and the Assumption are different names for the same event, Mary's departure from the earth, although the beliefs are not entirely the same. The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven or The Dormition of the Mother of God (Κοίμησις Θεοτόκου) was the bodily taking up of the Virgin into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.
This week I thought it would be quite interesting to talk about some part of Greece’s culture, more precisely one event. The “Athens and Epidaurus Festival” takes place in both Athens and Epidaurus as the name says and lasts from May to October. It offers music, dance and theatre performances. For more than 50 years this festival succeeded in promising its visitors magical summer nights.
The Agricultural Festival is an event that takes place every year, at the end of July and the beginning of August. In the center of Chios city, Municipal Garden, dozens of booths are being set up. In each of them you can explore the beauty of the island better.