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Notable Dates 2017
« on: Friday, 30 December, 2016 @ 18:41:54 »
Notable Dates calculator (download), shows current year by default or select year in cell A1.

Other dates will be posted as and when known.

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 30 December, 2016 @ 22:29:17 »
Thank-you Maik; Very useful data.
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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 30 December, 2016 @ 22:41:59 »
Thanks Maik . I see Easter is very early in Greece in 2017.

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 05 January, 2017 @ 16:58:53 »
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In Greece, Cyprus and the Greek diaspora throughout the world, the feast is called the Theophany, or colloquially called the Phōta (Greek: Φώτα, "Lights") and customs revolve around the Great Blessing of the Waters. It marks the end of the traditional ban on sailing, as the tumultuous winter seas are cleansed of the mischief-prone kalikántzaroi, the goblins that try to torment God-fearing Christians through the festive season. At this ceremony, a cross is thrown into the water, and the men clamour to retrieve it for good luck. The Phota form the middle of another festive triduum, together with Epiphany Eve, January 6 (and eve of January 5), when children sing the Epiphany carols, and the great feast of St. John the Baptist on January 7 (and eve of January 6), when the numerous Johns and Joans celebrate their name-day.

The Feast of Epiphany includes many events which are perpetuating the ancient Greek customs.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphany


Some times for those who wish to go see:

Argostoli - de Bosset bridge area: 11:30*
Lixouri - port: 12:30*
Agia Pelagia - harbour: 12:00
Katelios - harbour: 13:00
Pessada - port: 12:30
Sami - port: 11:00

* times unconfirmed


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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 26 January, 2017 @ 16:52:17 »
Poros karnavali scheduled for Sunday, 19 February (Kyriaki tis apokreo/Meatfare Sunday). Time to be confirmed.
Lixouri karnavali scheduled for Sunday, 26 February (Tyrofagis/Cheesefare Sunday)

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 02 February, 2017 @ 16:48:09 »
7th Vallianeios Road Race to be held 26/03/17

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 07 February, 2017 @ 17:40:50 »


Lixouri karnavali 13-27 February 2017

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 @ 12:09:56 »
Another great Kef carnival poster.  Er.. Maik, I don't think the volcano on the Lixouri peninsula has been reported here...  :lol:

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 08 February, 2017 @ 18:16:18 »
Kef mountaineering club are again staging the “Ο κύκλος των Κυκλώπειων” ("The Cycle of the Cyclopean") 10km race around the Σουλάτσου στο Κρανηπάτι (Soulatsou in Kranipati) circuit, this year's event to be held on 05/03/17. Starts 11:00 outside Argostoli bus station.

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 13 February, 2017 @ 16:28:09 »


Sunday, 19/02/17 @ 15:00 Poros
Sunday, 26/02/17 @ 12:30 Argostoli
Sunday, 26/02/17 @ 15:00 Lixouri

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #10 on: Friday, 17 February, 2017 @ 18:12:47 »
Kathara Devtera events:

Lixouri: Central square @ 11:30
Sami: Post Office square @ 12:00
Skala: Main square @ 12:00
Svoronata: Hotel Irinna @ 11:00

Usual post-karnavali 'koulouma' celebrations with lagana bread and seafood, music, dancing and kite flying. Much depends upon the weather, so far it's looking OK for Monday, 27 Feb.


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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #11 on: Friday, 24 February, 2017 @ 18:25:44 »
Kathara Devtera celebrations start 12:00 in Agia Efimia.

Weather forecast for 27th looking OK so far...

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 13 April, 2017 @ 17:12:51 »
Heard the revived 'breaking the pitcher' (chucking old pots out of windows) ceremony will be held again this Easter Saturday:
Lixouri main square @ 11:00, Sami @ 11:45, Argostoli outside church of Ag. Spyridon @ 11:50.

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 14 April, 2017 @ 18:50:48 »
Heard the revived 'breaking the pitcher' (chucking old pots out of windows) ceremony will be held again this Easter Saturday:
Lixouri main square @ 11:00, Sami @ 11:45, Argostoli outside church of Ag. Spyridon @ 11:50.

Tin hats available ??!

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 18 May, 2017 @ 18:16:13 »
Unification celebrations in Argostoli:

Public buildings, banks, moored ships to be lit from Saturday morning, 20 May to Sunday evening, 21 May.

20/05/17 @ 11:00 - Laying of wreaths at Drapano cemetery
20/05/17 @ 21:00 - Dance display at Kefalos theatre (free admission)

21/05/17 @ 08:00 - Raising the flag
21/05/17 @ 10:00 - Service at the Metropolitan Church of Evangelistria
21/05/17 @ 11:00 - Laying of wreaths at the Monument of the Radicals
21/05/17 @ 12:00 - Parade from junction Rokkos Vergoti / Antonis Tritsis to the Pier

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, 22 June, 2017 @ 14:46:39 »


Tzannata village festival, 23/06/17 @ 20:30

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, 05 July, 2017 @ 09:02:45 »



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Pavlos Samios at Kefalonia

The solo exhibition of Pavlos Samios “The breeze of the Sea” will be held on July,12 to August, 5, 2017 on the beautiful island of Kefalonia.

The exhibition showcases some of the artist’s works inspired by the sea and its grandeur. Many of his still life paintings depict; freshly cut fruits, a game of backgammon, a half empty glass of wine, using the sea for a background and hinting human presence.

Visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the painter’s atelier and view some of his tools.

Dates: 12/07/2017- 05/08/2017
Place: Kefalonia – Ionian Islands
Venue: Municipal Theatre of Kefalos, Argostoli
Op. H.: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-13.00 and 20.00-23.00
http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/events/pavlos_samios_at_kefalonia

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 06 July, 2017 @ 14:13:00 »


Poros Produce Fayre, Poros plateia, 16/07/17 @ 19:00

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 @ 21:53:42 »
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Sami

In the ruins of the abandoned village of Palaia Vlachata, 3 kilometers from the port of Sami on Cephalonia, the Saristra Festival (www.saristrafestival.gr) will be taking place for the fifth year in a row from August 4 to 6. Special guests include a star ambassador of the British techno scene, Martin Jenkins with his Pye Corner Audio project, Konstantinos Vita, who is returning to the island 22 years after Stereo Nova’s legendary concert at Makris Gialos, stoner rock act Nightstalker, psychedelic rockers Acid Baby Jesus, composer and multi-instrumentalist Theodore, audiovisual collective drog_a_tek, lo-fi project A Victim of Society, and many more. Entrance is free.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/220373/article/ekathimerini/life/greeces-islands-tune-up-for-summer-events

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #20 on: Thursday, 03 August, 2017 @ 12:42:28 »


Up the hill and inside the Castle of Agios Yeorgios, to celebrate the full moon (07/08), a concert titled "Manos Hatzidakis - The other side of the Moon". Tuesday 08/08/17, admission from 20:00, performance starts 21:30. Admission free.

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #21 on: Friday, 04 August, 2017 @ 17:16:37 »


Valsamata Robola wine festival, Friday, 11/08/17 & Saturday, 12/08/17 starting 21:00.

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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #22 on: Friday, 04 August, 2017 @ 22:47:27 »
ERT3's Κυριακή στο Χωριό (Sunday in the Village) filmed recently in Sami will be shown on Sunday, 13 August @ 13:30 EEST (11:30 BST). Trailer below:


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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #23 on: Saturday, 12 August, 2017 @ 13:36:29 »
Exhibition of old objects from bygone Greece, Poros plateia this eve @ 19:00


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Re: Notable Dates 2017
« Reply #24 on: Monday, 14 August, 2017 @ 01:43:49 »


Festival for the forestry protection volunteers, tonight, Monday, 14 August @ 21:00 in Markopoulo