Events in Cyclades

Easter in Cyclades, Greece

Easter in Greece is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon of vernal Equinox and is the most important Christian feast regarding the folklore festivals and celebrations. Traditional customs revive in Cyclades during the Easter period. The Passions and Resurrection of Jesus Christ are celebrated with special splendor and devoutness in each island of Cyclades.On the island of Amorgos the Saturday of Lazarus the housewives are baking dough doll-shaped cookies called "lazarakia.....

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History of Cyclades

The Cyclades are one of the Greek island groups that constitute the Aegean archipelago, southeast of the mainland Greece. Cyclades, because of their geographical position, between mainland, Asia and Africa were - during their history - the bridge for the development of commerce and civilization.The Cyclades are a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, comprising about 220 islands, the major ones being the following 24:  Anafi, Amorgos, Andros, Antiparos, Donousa, Hraklia, Thirasia, Ios, Kea,.....

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Cultural events and festivals in the islands of Cyclades 2018

The cultural events and festivals taking place in the islands of Cyclades in 2018:.....

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Carnival in the Cyclades

Carnival or "Apokries" (literary the period during which Greeks do not eat meat-) are celebrated with group masquerades, dancing and satire; those customs vary depending on the area.  The elements of the Carnival in the Cyclades, just like everywhere in Greece, are the fun, the jokes and the disguises that are cause for roistering, wine drinking and teasing. In the Cyclades, the Carnival celebrations are special and full of inspiration and form the expression of a remarkable and unique fo.....

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Christmas in the Cyclades

In the Cyclades the festivities for "Dodekaimeron" Celebration (Christmas, New Year's Day, and Epiphany) have a special, unique identity, which varies pleasantly from island to island. Generally speaking, the residents of the islands of Cyclades consider it as a good omen if the wind is northerly on New Year's Day or if a pigeon comes to the yard of their house. However, if a raven flies above the house, they are afraid that bad luck may occur. In some villages of the Cyclades, when people.....

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Culture Events in Cyclades island 2017

The cultural events and festivals taking place in the islands of Cyclades in 2017:.....

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