Macedonia Festivals

Macedonia Festivals

Information about the Festivals in Macedonia, in Greece but also information about the festivals and panigiria in many locations of the group: Many festivals take place in Macedonia, Greece all year round. Some are religious on the occasion of celebration of saints, while others have cultural character.

Religious feasts & festivals

Agios Dimitrios

The celebration of Agios Dimitrios is the most important religious festival in Thessaloniki and generally in Macedonia. This day is a public holiday for Thessaloniki, as this saint of the protector of the town. A large school parade takes place after the Holy Mass in the church of Agios Dimitrios.

August 15th

August 15th is an important festival day and many churches aroubd Macedonia celebrate. The most important festival is on the Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Veroia, western Macedonia.

Cultural events

Sani Festival in Halkidiki

Established in 1992, Sani Festival has become among the most important summer festivals in Halkidiki. It includes musical concerts, theatre performances, lectures and many art exhibitions.

International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki

The Thessaloniki International Trade Fair is an annual commercial exhibition that takes place every September for 10 days. This event first started in 1926 and since today, it has gained a great esteeme with participants from Greece, the Balkans and Southeastern Europe.

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

The International Film Festival of Thessaloniki takes place every year in autumn. Films are played in various cinema theatres in the centre of Thessaloniki, although the head office of the festival is located in Olympion Theatre. It first started as a "Week of Greek Cinema" but now it hosts the works of leading and emerging cinema makers from all over the world and attracts the attention of many celebrities. It includes competitive and non-competitive sections and presents innovative independent films of new directors.

Festival of Kavala-Philippoi

The Festival of Kavala-Philippoi takes place in July and August. It includes drama performances in the Ancient Theatre of Philippoi, musical concerts, lectures and art exhibitions in various venues of Kavala.

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