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Pasteli Feast
Every year in the beginning of August in Hora, the Pasteli Feast is organized by “Simonides” local Cultural Association. The local sweet makers explain and present the preparation method of this traditional sweet which is then offered to the guests. The event is accompanied by live local music, raki and dance.
 

Easter Customs

Easter period in Amorgos is an experience not to be missed due to its unique combination of traditions, customs and the magical spring scenery. The roads in Langada, from where the Epitaph passes the night of Good Friday, are paved with herb piles, which emerge aromas when tramped by the pilgrims’ procession. The same custom is followed in Tholaria during Easter night.

The Procession of the images of the Monastery to the entire island is the flagship of the Easter Customs. On Easter Sunday a team from every part of the island visits the Monastery of Hozoviotissa on foot where they are given a copy of the Holy Mary icon. Until the following Sunday of Saint Thomas the locals wander always on foot from place to place visiting as many churches as possible and then the Holy Icon is returned to the Monastery.


 

Religious Feasts

The roots of most religious feasts of Amorgos are extended to the ancient years. The day of the feast the locals collect the ingredients to prepare the local traditional dishes “patatato” and “ksidato”, which are consecrated by the priest and then offered to the guests.

The most famous religious feasts are:

  • The feast of Agia Paraskevi held in Kalofana on the 26th of July.
  • The feast of Ascension held in Potamos (movable feast, 40 days after Easter).
  • The feast of Agion Anargiron held in Tholaria on the 1st of July.
  • The feast of Holy Mary Epanohoriani held in Langada on the 15th of August.
  • The feast of Agios Ioannis Theologos held in Kroukelos on the 8th of May and on the 26th of September.

 


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