Greece will be celebrating this year’s August Full Moon with a number of free cultural events, including concerts, poetry readings, guided tours and theatre performances, which will take place on August 15 at archaeological sites and museums all around the country.

According to an announcement by the Culture Ministry, events will be held throughout the country during August 11-19 and will reach a finale on August 15 when a total of 97 sites will remain open until late at night with free admission for the public.

The events are part of the Culture Ministry’s “Under the Moonlight” series, which is celebrated annually since 2002, attracting all the more visitors every year.

The Culture Ministry offers updated information on the August 15 full moon events, through its website in English and in Greek.

This year’s August full moon coincides with the religious celebrations for Dekapendavgousto. On August 15, churches and chapels, monasteries and nunneries commemorate the passing of the Theotokos or the “God-bearer” and communities of faithful hold massive feasts.

The Ministry’s “August full moon” poster for 2019, depicts the Monastery of Panagia Chrysopigi, a landmark site located on the island of Sifnos.

*Source: GTP Headlines


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