Events Calendar

Start Date Description
Thursday 15 August 2019

Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin is one of the biggest celebrations of Orthodoxy is that day. It is a day dedicated to the Virgin Mary and thousands of believers travel to different places in Greece where churches and monasteries are dedicated to the Virgin Mary to worship her image and plead for help. In every region of Greece there is a ritual associated with August the 15th. Customs, old traditions and great festivities are connected with that day.

Some of the most popular celebrations on that day are these in Kozani/Imathia-Panagia Soumela, Tinos/Cyclades- Panagia of Tinos, Paros/Cyclades- Ekatontapyliani, Patmos, Zagorohoria/Pindos, Thassos, Lesvos.

Thursday 05 September 2019

The International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki is the top economic and political event in the country takes place every year in early September in Thessaloniki. Due to its commercial nature it attracts 250.000 visitors. Numerous cultural and recreational events are organized during the fair.

Thursday 26 September 2019

Demetria is the cultural and artistic festival taking place in Thessaloniki since 1995 as part of the European Union of International Festivals. It lasts 3 months, from September until November and includes famous operas, ballets, theater and various new art creations.

Monday 28 October 2019

October 28th, a day honoring Greece's courageous resistance during World War II when the Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas answered 'OCHI' (No) to Mussolini's ultimatum demanding the entry of the Italian army and the occupation of Greek territory. Celebrations include parades, military parades, folk music and dancing in all cities and villages all over Greece.

Thursday 31 October 2019

Kosmima is the International Jewelry Exhibition for Clocks & Watches - Precious Stones - Machinery and Equipment.

Wednesday 06 November 2019

The International Thessaloniki Film Festival is the first and oldest festival for emerging filmmakers in the Balkans has become the top film festival in South East Europe. Movies from around the world, important guests, tributes, masterclasses, open discussions and parallel events make up the ten-day film festival every November in Thessaloniki.

Wednesday 25 December 2019

Christmas day is the annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

Tuesday 31 December 2019

The last day of the year, is on December 31. In many countries, New Year's Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the new year.

Wednesday 01 January 2020

New year is like a new sun rise of hope, of prosperity, of happiness! Its like a new beginning of thoughts, of words, of actions! Its like a new day of energy, of strength, of ideas! its like a bunch of whole new things of prayers, of friends and of love! ...so, Happy New Year everyone!

Monday 06 January 2020

Baptism of Christ aka Epiphany is the Great Blessing of the Waters. On that day, in all Greek cities and villages, priests bless the waters with the Holy Cross which is thrown into the water and men try to recover it. The one who finds it wins a special blessing for the year and has good luck.

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Agrotica Exhibition is a 4 day event being held at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre in Thessaloniki. This event showcases product from Office & Commercial Supplies, Electronics & Electrical Goods, Industrial Products, Plant, Machinery & Equipment, Business Services industries.

Saturday 01 February 2020

Colorful parade groups, marching bands, costumes, music, parties, drinking, dancing. Each city and village in Greece has its own Carnival Festival. The most popular are the Patras carnival, which is the largest event for that season in Greece and one of the biggest in Europe, The Tyrnavos Carnival in Thessaly, the Xanthi Carnival in Northeastern Greece in which over 40 cultural associations participate and many others all over Greece. All are connected with plenty of local wine, tsipouro and delicacies.

The last day of this period is the beginning of the 40 days Fasting period before Eastern, the Clean Monday (Ash Monday)

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Documentary Festival presents images of the social, historical, political and human reality in the new century. The festival takes place every March in Thessaloniki.

Wednesday 25 March 2020

The March 25th - Independence Day and the Feast of the Annunciation. The two holidays are celebrated simultaneously in Greece. Regarding the Independence Day there are military parades. For the Greek Orthodox Church this day is the day that the archangel Gabriel appeared to the maiden Mary and announced the news, that "she was pregnant with the divine child". The day is exactly 9 months before Christmas. The religious celebration is especially important on the islands of Tinos and Hydra and in Churches and Monasteries named Evangelismos or Evangelistria.

Saturday 25 April 2020

Holy Week - Orthodox Easter aka Pascha in Greece is the biggest holiday of the year with traditions and the Greek Orthodox Church playing the major role. The week leading up to Easter known as Holy or 'Big' Week, churches hold services every day, and traditionally people fast and no meat, oil or dairy products are eaten until midnight on Easter Saturday, after the symbolic Resurrection.

On Holy Thursday, women dye eggs red to symbolize the blood of Christ, and bake Easter bread (Tsoureki).

The most sacred day and day of mourning is the holy Friday (Good Friday), the day of Christ's Funeral. The funeral bier (Epitafios) is being decorated with flowers and paraded through the village or town streets.

The Resurrection -Anastasi- takes place at midnight on Holy Saturday. The whole of Greece attends church for the service and the lighting of the Holy Flame to take later the lit candles home and
celebrate with family and friends eating the traditional Mageiritsa soup (meat soup).

On Easter Sunday the celebration goes on with the roasting of lamb, wine, music and dancing all day long.

Friday 01 May 2020

Labour day (May 1st) aka Mayday is a holiday on which families and friends have picnics in the country to feel the spring and pick wildflowers. Others prefer to repeat the Easter Sunday celebration with roasted lamb…

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Thessaloniki International Book Fair is a top event with commercial and cultural character conducted every year in late April or early May at the premises of the Thessaloniki International Fair.

Monday 01 June 2020

Epidaurus Festival in Athens is an annual arts festival that takes place from May to October in Athens and Epidaurus at venues such as the famous Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Athens Concert Hall, the Epidaurus Ancient Theater. It is one of the most famous festivals in Greece. The festival includes ancient drama, opera, orchestra performances, ballet, modern dance and popular entertainers.

Saturday 04 July 2020

Philippi and Thassos Theater Festival takes place during summertime in the Northern Greece. The National Theater organizes Classical Drama performances in the amphitheaters of Philippi and on the island of Thassos.

Saturday 15 August 2020

Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin is one of the biggest celebrations of Orthodoxy is that day. It is a day dedicated to the Virgin Mary and thousands of believers travel to different places in Greece where churches and monasteries are dedicated to the Virgin Mary to worship her image and plead for help. In every region of Greece there is a ritual associated with August the 15th. Customs, old traditions and great festivities are connected with that day.

Some of the most popular celebrations on that day are these in Kozani/Imathia-Panagia Soumela, Tinos/Cyclades- Panagia of Tinos, Paros/Cyclades- Ekatontapyliani, Patmos, Zagorohoria/Pindos, Thassos, Lesvos.