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Folegandros

The period of Easter is the centre of the annual festive circle of Folegandros, with a three day procession of the icon of Virgin Mary, from every corresponding house with offerings and traditional feasts following later in the evenings. On the day of Easter the icon passes from Hora and the streets of Kastro where youngsters welcome the picture with a frenzy of fireworks. On the second day of Easter the icon passes from Ano Meria and the cottages, while on the third day it is directed to Petousi and Livadi and ends at Karavostasi where apart from the houses, the icon blesses the fishing boats, the boats and all the ships that are found in the harbour. On the evening it returns back to the monastery of Panagia where it stays until next Easter.

Other important social events of the island, are the festival of Panagia Martiatissa on the 1st of March, the festival of Panagia Magiatissa on the1st of May, the festival of Agios Panteleimonas on the 27th of July in Ano Meria, and the festival of Christos on the 6th of August in Agkali and the festival of the 15th of August at the monastery of Panagia.