Church of Virgin Mary in Drapano

The church of Virgin Mary Mirtidiotissa in Drapano (or ‘ Drapaniotissa ‘ ) is the patron saint of Argostoli . The miraculous icon celebrates on September 24th , when a great litany takes place and goes through the Bridge Devosseto and ends at the Church of Saint Spyridon in Lithostroto. Every year there is a big festival in the yard of the church on the day of celebration, in which fireworks are thrown according to tradition: the temple was inaugurated in 1836 and since 1840 we have the first reports about fireworks which initially were thrown from the opposite hill to be seen by the surrounding villages as well.

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