Fest of Saint Gerasimos

On August 16th, the local Saint Gerasimos and the monastery of Omala celebrates. The biggest holiday in Kefalonia is on August 15th, but a day later. This day is marked by the death of the Saint. Thousands people come to venerate the relics of the saint in the newly built temple. Believers wish each other living long. The celebration begins in the afternoon of the previous day with the liturgy. It is the biggest festival of the island that lasts two days.

 

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