AUGUST 15TH – PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

15/08/2015
August 15th – Public holidays

August 15th is a public holiday and the biggest religious event in Greece after Easter and Christmas where Greeks all over the country are celebrating the Dormition of Virgin Mary.

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Churches celebrate the feast with mass and prayers in the morning and in the evening, while the formal religious ceremony is held during the day.

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Due to their Orthodox faith, many Greeks choose to prepare themselves by fasting.

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