The traditional aspect of Lefkada is well-maintained throughout the centuries bringing inhabitants closer to the old customs. All year round, the island organizes religious festivals celebrating the patron saints of the villages with food and drink.
Religious feasts & festivals
On August 15th is the celebration of the Monastery of Faneromeni in Frini, above Lefkada Town. This is a popular pilgrimage on Lefkada island.
On the 7th of July, the locals celebrate the feast of Agia Kyriaki in the villages of Nydri and Vliho.
In August, the residents of Karia organise a revival of a traditional wedding, during which the bride is decorated and then the wedding procession takes place.
The International Folklore Festival of Lefkada aims to reunite people with common traditions. It is held annually during the last week of August, including a parade and interesting events with famous dancing groups.
This festival takes place in Nydri and it is dedicated to the memory of Aristotelis Valaoritis, an important poet with origin from Lefkada.