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Festivals in Lesvos
Every year there are a lot of events take part in Lesvos island. These are music, cultural, church, carnivals festivals. A lot of tourists usually take part in festivals. Summer is the most active time of the year.  Come in Lesbos and explore it from different sides!
Summer

Date

Name

City

Description

In the first day of June

Bull's feast

Agia Paraskevi

The Bull's feast is celebrated with horse - racings, and animal sacrifice

24th of June

Feast of Agios Ioannis Klydon

Sigri

The feast is celebrated with small fires on the village's alleys

4th of July

Feast of Agios Andreas

Eressos

The feast of Agios Andreas includes a litany

20th of July

Feast of Prophiet Ilias

Agiassos, Eressos, Plomari, Vrissa

Horce Races

22th of July

Feast of Agia Magdalini

Skopelos


25th of July

Feast of Agia Anna

Skala Kalonis


26th of July

Feast of Agios Ermolaos

Paleokipos


26th of July

Feast of Agia Paraskevi

Plomari


27th of July

Feast of Agios Pandeleimonas

Eressos, Gavathas, Perama, Plomari


At the end of July

Horse races

Plomari


End of July

"Klydon"

Polihnitos

In Polihnitos, the traditional feast of Klydon is celebrated with fire and popular instruments

July

Cultural events

Mithimna (Molyvos)

Several cultural events take place in the castle of Mithimna

First days of August

Feast of Ouzo

Mytilini


2th of August

Feast of octapous

N. Kydonies


6th of August

Feast of Saviour

Eressos


6th of August

Feast of Annunciation

Antissa


15th of August

Feast of Virgin Mary

Agiassos

This feast is organised along with other curltural events such as theatrical performances, dances, exhibitions and concerts. The Municipality organise track - races, called "Christophidia", attended by the whole island.

15th of August

Cultural events

Kalloni

The festival of Kalloni includes exhibitions, theatrical performances and a local fair

In the first fortnight of August

Cultural Events

Eressos

The Municipality and the Cultural Society "Theophrastos" organise art exhibitions, championships and concerts, in the first fortnight of August

16th of August

Reunion Feast

Kalloni

Every emigrant from Ikaria, in Greece or abroad, participates in this feast

30th August

Feast of Agios Ioannis

Vafios

This fest takes place in an area, 6 km outside Mithimna

August

Veniaminia

Plomari


August

Fourneli

Polihnitos

After the fishing boat catches the fish and returns to the port ("Fourneli"), the fish is sold for the feast's expenses

August

Feast of the sardine

Skala Kallonis


August

Cultural Events

Sikaminea

The Cultural Society organises several cultural events

August

Cultural Events

Mithimna (Molyvos)

Several cultural events take place in the castle of Mithimna

Summer

Cultural Events

Mytilini

The island's cultural events regarding theatre and music are organised in Mytilini, throughout the summer

Summer

Cultural Events

Moria

The Society of Progressive Women and its dance group oranise dacning nights and theatrical

Summer

Fishing Nigths

Plomari


Autumn

Date

Name

City

Description

14th of October

Feast of Agios Ignatios

Kalloni

This feast takes place at the Monastery of Limonas

26th of October

Feast of Agios Dimitrios

Agiasos, Moria

The feast includes horse - races and celebrations in the coffe-shops. On thw feast's Eve, the locals kill a bull nad boil it with "Keskeki" all night long, singing and dancing

21th November

Feast of the Monastery of Perivoli

Andissa


21th November

Feast of Virgin Mary

Thermi


Winter

Date

Name

City

Description

6th of December

Feast of Agios Nikolaos

Petra  

The feast includes a celebration of the anniversary of Petra's liberation

17th of February

Religions feast of Agios Theodoros

Mytilini

The grand celebration of Agios Theodoros, the island's protector - saint, takes place in February 17th

Spring

Date

Name

City

Description

Shore Mondey

Carnival

Agia Paraskevi


Shore Mondey

Carnival

Agiasos


23th of April

Feast of Agios Georgios

Thermi


8th of May

Feast of Agios Ioannis Theologos

Andissa

This feast takes place at the Monastery of Ipsilou


21th May

Feast of Agios Konstantinos

Vrissa

This feast is the most significant event taking place at the settlement of Vrissa


Easter

Decoration of the epitaph

Plomari

At Easter, all the island's epitaphs are gathered in the square of Plomari, for the competition of the best decorated epitaph.

On Easter Tuesday

Feast of Agios Paphael

Thermi


Friday just Easter

Feast of Zoodochos Pigi

Mytilini, Vrissa


Sunday of Myrrh - bearers

Religions feast at Monastery of Taxiarhes

Mandamados

On the feast's Eve, the people kill a bull and boiled all through the night, singing and dancing. After the morning service, people are offered chick - peas with meat and "Keskeki" (meat boiled with wheat).

4th Sunday after Easter

Feat of Agion Akindinon

Mistegna