Festivals and Events in Santorini

The abundance of churches in Santorini is a good indication that most Santorini festivals are religious in nature. Locals are very particular about the religious festivals as they are extremely faithful. Each village has a patron saint and they are celebrated with ceremonies and church services with a great deal of fervour. Easter in particular is celebrated beautifully here. During Easter, candles are lit and there’s a procession that goes around the settlements of Santorini.

However, there are other festivals in Santorini as well which are more culturally inclined. Some of these are related to arts and others to music and most often these are celebrated in summer. There are athletic festivals as well such as Art of Motion which is a favourite of parkour fans and many aspiring athletes try to get shortlisted for this festival so they can emerge the winner. Here are some of the Santorini events that you should try not to miss.

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Fireworks light up the sky during September as part of a festival that has been around for nearly three decades now. The audience who is here just to enjoy this spectacle get to see a magical volcano erupt, with magma and lava pouring out in the form of light and sound.

This festival is held in Fira and welcomes international artists to perform at the festival which is usually held in September.

This is celebrated on 15th of August every year. Celebrated in Akrotiri, Firostefani and other villages, there are huge preparations with traditional food and local wine which is given to the people.

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