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Nisyros culture

culture of Nisyros

Cultural events :
Concerts and musical evenings are organized during the summer months.

Folklore feasts and Celebrations :
Mandraki: On 21st June the feast day of Aghios Nikitas of Nissyros, the island's patron saint, is celebrated with a major feast.

On 15th August the feast day of Panaghia Spiliani is celebrated in the monastery with that name with people from all over the island and many visitors and pilgrims
attending. Food is provided by the monastery and a party takes place in the courtyard of the Zosimopouleio Foundation. On the eve, chickpeas are served while on the day
itself meat with potatoes is served up. The presence of Greeks returned from abroad for the summer is visible at the feast.

Emborios: The feast of Panaghia Kyra takes place on 15th and 23rd August (the party takes place on the eve). On 14th September the Holy Cross is celebrated at Argos
with a major feast with traditional dancing on the eve. Goat in tomato sauce with a form of pasta known as 'Kritharaki' cooked on a wood fire, loukoumades (a Greek form of
doughnut) and wine are served up. The hospitality of the locals and Greeks returned from abroad especially for the feast is amazing. On 8th November the feast of the
Archangels is also celebrated. On Easter Tuesday the feast of the Annunciation is celebrated.

Nikia: The feast of Aghios Panteleimon on 27th July in Avlaki. The feasts of Aghios Theologos on 26th September and the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple on 21st
November are accompanied by food and drink.

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