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Cultural Events - Festivals

Many celebrations and cultural shows take place in Kefallonia throughout the year, especially during the summer. These include exhibitions, musical, choral and theatrical performances, dance meetings, lectures, Pan-Hellenic and international conventions and custom revival festivals.

For more information ask the Cultural Dept. in the municipality of Kefallonia.

The main festivals are: Saint Gerassimos (Aug. 16, Oct. 20), Our Lady (Aug. 15 in Markopoulo and Arginia-the Virgin Mary with the snakes-, Agrilia, Peratata, Koronato in Lixouri), Saint Paraskevi (Jul 26 in Xerizomeno, Atheras, Lepeda in Lixouri), Saint Efimia (Jul.11 in the homonymous village), Prophet Elias (Jul. 20 in Kaminarata, in Razata), the Holly Mother (Sept.8 in Dilinata, in Paliocherso – Erissos, in Atros -Poros, in Kipouria – Lixouri).

Also the Robola wine festival is celebrated in Aug. in Omala.

The traditional Ecclesiastical festivals in Kefallinia

January 1, Agios Vasilios Church, Keramies
January 1, Convent of Koronato, Lixouri
January 6, Sissiotissa Church, Argostoli
January 6, At the port of Lixouri and Argostoli
January 18, Athanasios and Cyrillos, Agios Athanasios Church in Agia Irini
January 20, Agios Efthimios Church in Havriata
January 25, Saint Gregory Church, Platies
February 2, Ypapanti, Zola Fair
February 5, Agia Agathi, Convent in Koronato, Lixuri
February 10, St. Charalambos in Lixouri
February 11, Agios Vlassios in Lixouri
Of the Holy Martyrs, in Pyrgi
March 25: The Metropolitan Church of Evangelistria in Argostoli, Evangelistria in Faraklada, Pessada and elsewhere
Agios Georgios: Agios Georgios in Davgata, Skala, Haliotata
St. Christopher in Farsa
May 21, St. Constantine and Eleni in Karavados
June: The Birth of John the Baptist in Fokata, in Tzannata, in Agios Thomas in Karavados
June 29, Peter and Paul, Pessada, Valeriano, and Jn. Apostles in Hafidata
July: Deposit of the Holly Belt of the Monastery of Theotokos, on the island of Zeus (Dias)
7 July, Agia Kyriaki, Church in Xenopoulo, in Prokopata, in Mihata
July 8, Agios Prokopios Church in Kampitsata
11 July, Saint Euphemia, feast in Agia Efimia (Euphemia)
July 17, Agia Marina, in the homonymous Church in Soullarous, Lixuri and in Vlahata, Livathos
July 20, Prophet Elias in Razata, Agrapidia, Omala, Kaminarata
July 25, Agia Anna in Lakithra and Lepeda, and Saint Euphraxia in Aphragias in Tzannata
July 26, Agia Paraskevi in ​​Trogianata, Faraklata, Athera and Lepeda in Lixouri, Metaxata in Livathos, Mesovounia in Erissos
July 27, Agios Panteleimon, Kontogourata, Poulata Sami and Lukerata in Lixouri
August 6, Metamorphosis of Jesus Christ in Travliata, Poros, Lixouri
August 11, Saint Spyridon in Kourouklata
15 August, in Arginia and Markopoulo, Virgin Mary with the Snakes (Fidousa), Agrillia in
Sami, the Koronato Convent, Peratata, Simotata, Metaxata, Damoulianata, Kardakata, Lakithra, Digaletto
August 16th, The great feast of Kefallinia: Saint Gerasimos Convent in Omala
August 23, Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Sami and in Kehrionas Convent
August 24, Agios Kosmas of Aitolos, Assos and Faraklata
August 27, Saint Fanourios in Sissiotissa Church in Argostoli
August 29, Timios Prodromos at Karavomylos of Sami, in Dilinata and Ratzakli
September 4, Saint Anthimos Kouroulis at the metochi of Agios Gerasimos at Lepeda
September 8, Panagia Lamia in Dilinata, Paleochseros in Erissos, in Makriotika, Theotokos of Atros Monastery, Kipouria Monastery, the Monasterly in Pessada, in Dellaportata the Virgin of Jerusalem
24 September, Virgin Mary (Myrtidiotissa) Drapano Church and in Agia Thekli
September 26, Metamorphosis of John the Theologian, Sarlata, Razata and Kontogenada
October 20, The great feast of Kefallinia: Saint Gerasimos Convent in Omala and the homonymous Church in Lixouri
October 26, Agios Dimitrios at Soullarous, in Faklakata and in Trogianata
November 8, Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Taxiarches Church in Argostoli, Valsamata and Lixouri
November 9, St. Nektarios in the Agios Nikolaos Church of Argostoli, in Coronato Convent in Lixouri
November 13, Saint Chrysostom in Kourouklata
November 21, The Entry of Virgin Mary to the Temple in Sissiotissa Church and in Scenea
November 30, Apostle Andreas in the Travliatta homonymous Convent
December 4, Agia Varvara, the chapel at Prokopata and in Agios Andreas Convent
December 6, Agios Nikolaos in Argostoli, Soullaroi, Livathinata in Lixouri and Faraklata
December 7, Saint Spyridon in Argostoli and in Kourouklata
December 15, Agios Eleftherios at Argostoli and the chapel at Valsamata (Gruddi)
December 17, Agios Dionysios Monastery in Hionata village
December 25, Christmas
December 27, St. Stephen’s in Menies and Saint Irene