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Sikinos Festivities

Island Fetivities   
The Sikinos Festivities summer festival is organized every summer. The program includes exhibitions, performances and concerts.
The festival is a collaboration of the municipality of Sikinos and the Media dell' Arte creative team.
Organizers aspire for the festival to contribute to the awareness about local culture for both locals and visitors.

Documentary Days is the open-air mobile film festival that takes place every Summer in Sikinos and Folegandros.
Documentary Days

Sikinos Festivities and Documentary Days are the cultural leg of a much broader initiative under the name Isolario project.
Sikinos is a pioneer in planning and implementing this project. which:
> registers, protects and communicates the cultural, social and environmental character of the islands
> supports and promotes alternative tourism and creates infrastructure in order to support cultural life round the year on the island
> attempts to establish constant channels of communication among the Greek islands and among fellow islands of the European Union.


The Dormition of Virgin Mary (15/8),
     the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14/9),
        the Entry of Virgin Mary (21/11),
            the Lifegiving Font (Zoodohos Pigi) (2/5),
                the Holy Unmercenaries day (1/7),
                    the Sunday of Orthodoxy, also day of celebration for the Pantanassa church
                         the Holy Transfiguration (6/8),
                              the Agios Panteleimonas (27/8) και
                                  στη Navity of Virgin Mary (8/9),
the local feasts are celebrated very diligently here. .

Customs depend on the special occasion and everything has its significance: the church is meticulously prepared, women cook endless quantities of first class local dishes, houses are decorated.

After the holy mass and the blessings everybody is invited to lunch where everybody is invited to eat, drink, sing and dance.