Like in all Greek islands, the traditional feasts of Aegina are accompanied by delicious food, local wine, dancing and they are open to all visitors.
Religious feasts & festivals
The most famous celebration is the feast in honor of Agios Nektarios, the patron saint of Aegina island. It celebrates twice a year, on November 9th and September 3rd. These days, many pilgrims visit the Monastery of Agios Nektarios.
On August 15th is the largest panigiri on Aegina, the celebration of the Monastery of Chryssoleontissa. Established in the 17th century, this monastery is located in the center of the island.
The Pistachio Festival takes place in September. The main events are organized in Aegina Town, but there are also many events in the villages of Aegina island. This festival aims at the promotion of local products and particularly the pistachio nuts of Aegina. A large trade market with local products is set along the port promenade of Aegina Town. Other events include cooking courses, theatre performances, musical concerts, art exhibitions, and ceramic workshops.
International Music Festival
The International Music Festival of Aegina is organized since 2006. Every year, it hosts some of the most renowned artists of classical and jazz music, choirs and bands aiming to promote new talents and at the same time to inspire visitors and locals. It is usually held in August and lasts for two weeks.