Feasts

The feasts in Samothrace begin on 18th of January and end in mid-August.
Almost all of the ten most important feasts end with food, wine, raki and dancing.
On January 18th is the feast of Agios Athanasios, celebrated in the monastery  of the village of Alonia, accompanied by a big celebration with music and dancing.
On April 23rd or the Second day of Easter, the inhabitants of Samothrace after the morning service at the church of Agios Georgios at the plain, in the southern part of the island, try boiled meat and dance opposing local dances.
On the Thursday after Easter (Bright Thursday) takes place the feast at Panagia Kamariotissa  with portrayals of how the icon was discovered and a feast during which sardines are offered.
On St. Thomas Sunday the Five Neomartyrs are celebrated, patron saints of the island of Samothrace, with a Divine Liturgy in Chora, followed by a procession of the icon of the Five Neomartyrs. The feast that follows is accompanied by traditional dances in the square.
On June 29th the service of Vespers is held in the Shrine of Apostle Paul in Alevantza of Paleopoli, in honour of the Apostles Peter and Paul.
The feast of Agia Marina on July 17th, in Alonia, accompanied by dancing and gorgovrasto meat.
The feast of Prophitis Ilias begins on the eve of the celebration, July 19th, with a lot of dancing and ends July 20th again with dancing and the traditional dish of goat on a spit in the taverns of the homonymous village overlooking Imbros and Lemnos.
The feast of Agia Paraskevi is held on July 26th at the archaeological site of Paleopoli, under the plane trees, right after the morning service.
On the evening of August 6th, the day of Christ, the residents of Chora  celebrate on the square of Papa Giorgis.
Finally, on August 15th, the feast of Panagia is also celebrated in Chora on the square of Papa Giorgis.