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FEASTS AND RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS

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The island’s main religious festival is theone of Prophet Elias, on July 20th. The inhabitants honour the saint by diving in the waters fully clothed. A three-day festival and feast is held at Easter, after mass. On September 13th, the islanders celebrate their liberation with various commemorative events. Traditional weddings on the island are a must. Witness the preparation of “Mousoukarfia”, a mixture of herbs and incense, followed by an open celebration with everyone invited.