The local feasts are part of Milos culture which pass from generation to generation. Even today, these special events are landmarks in the lifes of the inhabitants and a unique chance to socialize and enjoy some dancing. The feasts of Milos include traditional dances, music, local wine and delicacies and they usually take place in the church yards during the summer season.
Religious feasts & festivals
On the 15th of August, the feast day of the Dormition of the Virgin, the most important feast of Milos takes place in the vilage of zefuria, at the church of Virgin Mary Portaitissa. Hundreds of people arrive from the early evening hours till midnight, among them are local musicians and many young crowds. Many local delicacies are served. It is celebrated all over Greece. Parallel events occur in Adamas celebrating St. Haralambos. During summer, there are many feasts dedicated to the Holy Virgin taking place in the villages or Chora.
During Easter, old customs awaited to be revived in the island's churches like the burning of Judas in the village of Triovassalos. On Holy Saturday, visitors can see the firework celebration which light up the sky.
The Festival of Milos is the most important cultural event on this island which is held on the first weekend of July. It usually lasts for one or two months and the set of events includes concerts, art exhibitions, dance happenings, children activities, book fairs and film festivals.