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Celebrations & customs


Every year in Paxos there are various traditional celebrations. The most notable are the feast days of Neroladia and of the Panagia, on 15 August  to mark the Assumption, where broth is distributed. Also, the in first 10 days of July there are musical recitals and in the first ten days of September there is the Festival of Classical Music.

 

Paxi have numerous of customs. The Koulouma in the area around Lakka, a custom involving pagan dances and songs has survived from ancient times and the First Resurrection of Agios Giokoumo of Fountana where the pews are rhythmically knocked and litanies are performed after Easter.

 

Paxi, the smallest of the Heptanese, is a group of small islands and skerries, the biggest of which are Paxos and Antipaxos. They are located 7 nautical miles to the south of Corfu and 8 nautical miles off the Greek mainland, 12 nautical miles from Parga.

 

 



Paxos Tourist Guide 2015
     
 
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