In the tiny island of Lipsi, visitors will enjoy various religious festivals (called panigiria in Greek) and many cultural events are held in summer.
Religious feasts & festivals
The most important religious festival in Lipsi takes place on August 23rd, dedicated to the church of Panagia Harou. There is a glorious mass to honor Virgin Mary the previous evening followed by a great feast with traditional music, dancing, and local delicacies. Many pilgrims arrive from the neighboring islands of Lipsi.
Another religious feast that is worth to attend in Lipsi is on June 24th, where locals celebrate Agios Ioannis Klidonas (Saint John). The custom of Klidonas is revived in many Greek islands. The residents light fires in the squares and jump over them.
In summer, there are theater performances, musical concerts, photo and painting exhibitions in Lipsi Town.
The custom of the traditional wedding also revives in summer in Lipsi and the celebration lasts for two days.
As Lipsi is an island with rich wine production, a wine festival takes place usually the third week of August.