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15 August

Greece’s Celebration of the Panagia, or Dormition of the Virgin Mary

There are many customs and festivals organized all over Greece on August 15 in commemoration of the Virgin Mary, or Panagia. This day is a public holiday in Greece so Greeks are able to mark one of the most...

Cooler Temperatures Expected as Heatwave Set to Subside During Midweek

The scorching temperatures that have been recorded in Greece since last Friday are set to moderate beginning on Thursday, according to the latest forecast issued on Monday by the National Observatory of Athens' Meteo department. Most areas across Greece have experienced temperatures reaching...

Flashback to the Sinking of Legendary Greek Cruiser Elli in Tinos (video)

August 15, 1940, just after 8 am. At the waterfront of Tinos thousands of believers were preparing to attend the holly mass at the Church of the Dormition of Virgin Mary near the port. The vendors had set up their...

Assumption Day: Greece Celebrates the Dormition of Virgin Mary

On August 15th Greeks all over the country will celebrate one of Christianity’s most significant days, the Dormition of Virgin Mary (Panagia). Some call this day “the summer Easter” to show the importance of the celebration, and many thousands of...