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Feasts and celebrations
Various religious festivals and celebrations attract visitors throughout the year, and especially during summer. The festivals are held in picturesque villages and in the capital. Worth mentioning is the annual International Choral Festival, held each summer in Argostoli. Interesting local customs can be observed on June 24th, during the Ai Giannis Lambadaris celebrations, on August the 16th, at the all important feast of Agios Gerasimos, while one day earlier, thousands of pilgrims flock to the church of Panagia to witness the miraculous appearance of scores of small, harmless snakes. Carnival is celebrated in grand pomp during February in Argostoli, Skala, Poros and elsewhere.