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August 15th

The "Miracle Snakes of Panagia" Appear Again on Greek Island of Kefalonia (video)

  The "miracle snakes" of Panagia appeared once again in the village of Markopoulo on the island of Kefalonia in Greece, just days before the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary  on August 15th. According to the news website...

Meteorologists Expect New Week-long Heat Wave to Hit Greece

Temperatures in Greece are expected to rise gradually, beginning on Wednesday, with meteorologists expecting a new heat wave by the weekend which could possibly last through August 15th. The Hellenic National Meteorological Service issued an emergency announcement that temperatures may...

Greek Customs Across Greece on Assumption Day, August 15

On August 15th - also a public holiday - Greeks all over the country will celebrate one of Christianity's most significant days, the Dormition of Virgin Mary. Some call this day "the summer Easter" to show the importance of...

Fewer Fatal Traffic Accidents on August 15

While the number of excursions of people was higher than last year, around 50% higher, on the holiday from August 12th to August 15th, the number of fatal traffic accidents on the roads was much lower, according to data...