Tag: Dekapendavgoustos

Celebrating Dekapendavgousto in Greece 1

Celebrating Dekapendavgousto in Greece

A Panigiri is a centuries-old traditional and cultural festival organised during the summer months mainly in the villages of Greek islands and mainlands where the patron saint is celebrated. The Feast begins…

Month of August, dedicated to Panagia 6

Month of August, dedicated to Panagia

The first day of August also marks the first day of the Dormition Fast, as this month is dedicated to Panagia (Virgin Mary) Holy Mother of God. It’s been said that the…

Dekapentavgoustos, Dormition of the Theotokos 8

Dekapentavgoustos, Dormition of the Theotokos

August 15 or Dekapentavgoustos is one of the most important dates in the Greek Orthodox Calendar, as the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated. It is a national and…