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Greek Events & Festivals in August

Religious Feasts Dormition of the Virgin Mary On August 15, the Greek Orthodox church celebrates the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (Theotokos). One of the most important holidays on the Greek calendar, Dekapentavgoustos (literally the 15th of August), commemorates the repose (dormition and in the Greek “koimisis”) or “falling-asleep” of the Mother of Jesus Christ and the…