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Paros

Do not miss the occasion to dance and to have fun with traditional aims and songs in one of the many festivals that are organised on the island.

The most important traditional events are connected with religious feasts (Christmas, New Years Eve, and Easter etc.).

The Carnival continues to be celebrated with particular zest.The local dance "ageranos" constitutes a characteristic of the feast.It is danced mainly  by locals who create a circle, having their hands on each other's shoulders by shaping a sort of a labyrinth at the end.

The more usual dances in Paros are the island syrtos and mpalos, which are accompanied by the traditional local musical organs, such as tsampouna and toumpaki, which often also accompany other traditional events (f.x. the carols).

Festivals

Agkairia

The festival of Agios Georgios takes place on the Sunday after Easter, with offerings.

26th and 27th of June, festival of Agios Yannis, with offerings, traditional music and dances, resurgence of the custom of Kleidonas in the beach of Aliki.

6th of August, “feast of fish” in Aliki with seafood, souma and wine.

14th of September, festival of Timios Stavros.

Archilochos

Holy Friday Representation of the Passions of Christ at the procession of the Epitaph in Marmara and in Prodromos.

24th of June festival of Agios Ioannis Prodromos with resurgence of the custom of Kleidonas in Prodromos.

27th of July, festival of Agios Panteleimonas in Prodromos.

21st of November, festival in the Monastery of Panagia Kontiani in Prodromos.

17th of July, festival of Agia Marina in Marmara.

8th of September, Pera Panagia, festival with events in Marmara. C

Christmas, Christmas bazzar with participations from all commercial businesses, associations, students and volunteers

Kostos

24th of June, festival of Agios Athanassios Parios.

17th of July, festival of Agia Marina.

26th of July, festival of Agia Paraskevi in Marathi.

27th of July, festival of Agios Panteleimonas.

Lefkes

The three days of Agio Pnevma (Holy Spirit) are celebrated the Agia Triada with a festival and events.

Holy Friday Representation of the Passions of Christ at the procession of the Epitaph.

On the 28-29th of August, festival in the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Kaparos.  

Marpissa

Holy Friday Representation of the Passions of Christ at the procession of the Epitaph.

Easter Sunday, feast Tis Agapis (of Love) with roasted lamb, eggs, wine, music and traditional dances.

The resurgence of the ancient custom of "aiora" on the second day of Easter.

Festival of Agios Georgios in the homonym Monastery in Lagkada.

Zoodochou Pigi festival with traditional offerings of wine, raki, food and music in Aspro Horio.

Festival on the 6th of August, with events and dance.

Festival of Analipsi with island dances. Offering of octopus and ouzo in Piso Livadi.

Feast of Agios Ioannis Theologos, festival with music, dances, wine and titbits in Dryos.       

Naoussa

Festival of Pantanassa on the 2nd of February.

Easter Sunday Feast with island dances. Offering of roasted lamb, and eggs.

On the 23rd of August, of the "nine days of Panagia" - representation of a pirate raid.

A feast follows, where wine and fish are offered. Dancing groups participate.

On the 29th of August, eve of Agios-Yannis Detis, food and dance.

Paroikia

Festival on the 1st of July in the monastery of Agioi Anargyroi. Offering of octopus, fish and raki.

Feast of Panagia on the 15th of August, the leading event of the summer, with cultural events.

Pirate evening with fireworks, music and island dances. Dancing groups participate. On the 3rd of November the custom refers in the Dionysian celebrations, in a feast dedicated to Agios-Giorgios Methystis, where the locals open their wine barrels.

All visitors can participate in the processes of vintage and wine production.