TRADITION AND CULTURE
All year round in the most of the churches of the island, religious festivals and feasts take place and, so, the old customs are kept and pass from one generation to the other. The inhabitants of the village where a festival is going to be held, contribute to the preparation of the delicious traditional dishes, such as: “patatato”, “xydato” and “kofto”, all accompanied with local wine and bread as well as dance and local music.
The major festivals in Amorgos are the following:
Agios Theologhos, on the 8th of may and the 26th of September.
Agioi Anarghiri, on the 1st of July.
Agia Paraskevi, on the 26th of July.
Christos, on the 6th of August.
Panaghia, on the 15th of August.
Agios Ioannis, on the 29th of August.
Stavros, on the 14th of September.
Agia Sofia, on the 17th of September.
Ranaghia Chosoviotissa, on the 21th of November.
In addition, the famous “Pasteli” festival takes place each August in Chora.
Very interesting to watch is also the traditional Amorgean wedding as well as the carnival custom of “Kapetanios” in Lagada.
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