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NAME DATE CITY DESCRIPTION
ANNIVERSARY OF THE ISLAND’S LIBERATION FROM THE TURKS11st NovemberCHIOSA historic event celebrating the anniversary of Chios’ liberation from the Turks.
FEAST OF AGIA MARKELLA22th of JulyCHIOS
FEAST OF AGIOS ISIDOROS14th of MayCHIOS
FEAST OF THE SAVIOUR6th of AugustCHIOS
NEW - YEAR’S SHIPS AND FLATTERYOn New Year's EveCHIOSOn New Year’s Eve, people gather at the central square and exchange Christmas Ships, flattering each other.
WORLD CONFERENCE OF HOMOGENUSAugustCHIOS
“DETOS”HalloweenKALAMOTIThe local dance called “Detos” is danced by the locals, in the Carnivals.
FEAST OF AGIA KIRIAKI7th of JulyKALAMOTIThe feast includes dancing and singing.
FEAST OF AGIA PARASKEVI26th JulyKALAMOTIThe feast includes dancing and singing.
FEAST OF AGIA MARKELLA22nd JulyKARDAMILAThis feast takes place at Pano Horio, in July 22nd.
FEAST OF VIRGIN MARY15th of AugustKARDAMILA
FEAST OF AGIA MARKELLA22nd JulyKARIES
CULTURAL EVENTSAll summerKARIESThe Cultural Society organises dances in the village’s square, throughout the summer.
FEAST OF AGIOS IOANNIS29th of AugustKARIES
FEAST OF VIRGIN MARY15th of AugustKARIES
FEAST OF ZOODOCHOS PIGIFriday just after EasterKARIES
FEAST OF THE SAVIOUR6th of AugustMARMARO
FEAST OF SHROVE MONDAYShrove MondayMESTA
FEAST OF TAXIARHES8th of NovemberMESTA
FEAST OF VIRGIN MARY15th of AugustMESTA
THE BURNING OF JUDESunday EasterMESTA
FEAST OF AG. ANARGIRI1st of JulyNENITA
FEAST OF VIRGIN MARY15th of AugustNENITA
FEAST OF VIRGIN MARY15th AugustPIRGIThis feast takes place in August 15th. During the celebration, the locals dance the traditional dance called “Pirgousikos”.
THE NINE DAYS OF VIRGIN MARY23th of AugustPIRGI
CULTURAL EVENTSAll the yearTHIMIANAThe Cultural Society organises theatrical performances, dances and movie projections.
THE FEAST OF MOSTRALast Sunday of HalloweenTHIMIANAThe feast of Mostra is the only carnival in Chios. During this event, the people revive the chase of the pirates. The youngsters dance “Talimi”, holding swords. The chariots mock the current events.
FEAST OF AG. ANARGIRI1st of JulyTHIMIANA
FEAST OF AGIA ERMIONI4th of SeptemberTHIMIANA
FEAST OF THE SAVIOUR6th AugustTHIMIANA
FEAST OF AGIA MARKELLA22nd JulyVOLISSOSThe feast of Agia Markella is attended by pilgrims not only from Chios, but from the rest of Greece, as well. The feast lasts three days.
FEAST OF AGIOS PANDELEIMONAS27th of JulyVOLISSOS
FEAST OF THE SAVIOUR6th of AugustVOLISSOS
FEAST OF VIRGIN MARY15th of AugustVOLISSOS
FEAST OF PANAGIA ERITHIANI15th of AugustVRONDADOS
FEAST OF PANAGIA MERSINIDIOU24th of SeptemberVRONDADOS
FEAST OF PANAGIA MOUTSAINI25th of MarchVRONDADOS


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