This is a day when this beautiful village of Peloponnese celebrates, as it is the name day of its patron saints, Saint Anargiri. Two celebrations take place, one during the winter and the second during the summer. This is the smaller one.
This is a very big celebration for the city of Patras in Peloponnese. Saint Andreas is the patron saint of the city and this is his name day, so this celebration is one of the biggest religious celebrations of Patras.
The annual custom of blessing the water, at the center of Piraeus, in Piraiki port. The cross is cast into the sea and people dive in to catch it. This will give them luck for the following year.
On January 6, the water is blessed and a cross is being cast in the sea, lake or nearby river for that purpose. Some men will dive in to catch the cross. The one who gets it will have luck in the following year.
The relics of Saint Valentine are guided in a litany through the town of Mytilene on his name day. One of the few Catholic litanies taking place in Greece.
We understood that Indian Gods can create life and also destroy it, being evil or extremely good at the same time. Suddenly things were making sense for us, we were at home now. Happy Holy !
Every year at the monastery of Agia Lavra in Peloponnese, the reenactment of the Greek Revolution Oath takes place. Many actors take place an the place gets really crowded.
The biggest ceremony of the year in Olympos village of Karpathos. During this Byzantine custom, the Icons from the main church are being carried on people's shoulders around the village to perform memorials at the other churches and the cemetery.