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Cultural & religious events
Cultural & religious events and festivals in Chania
Annual Events & Festivals
Annual Religious Events
Celebration of the Battle of Crete
Second fortnight celebration of the Battle of Crete. Includes memorials to the fallen and various cultural events.
"Koritsia" athletic games
"Korisia" athletic games, Canoe kayak, at lake Kournas.
"Venizelia" International athletics
"Venizelia" International athletics, at the National Stadium of Chania.
May - September
Sports events in the Municipality of Cydonia, which include running, Beach Volley, Beach Soccer, Beach Handball & racket.
July, August, September
Cultural summer, at the Municipality of Chania. Includes musical and theatrical performances at the theater in Eastern Trench, at the Garden, at the Conservatory of Venizelos, at the Park of Peace and Friendship and other events in various neighborhoods. Cultural summers are also organized by the municipalities of Kissamos, New Cydonia, Pelican and Georgioupolis.
Cherry Festival in Karanry.
Marine Week at the Municipality of Chania, at the Old Port and every second year in Paleochora and Georgioupolis.
Feast "kalitsounia" in Kandanos.
Feast of St. John Klidonas
Feast of St. John Klidonas in Fres, Akrotiri, Perivolia Therissos, Vamvakopoulo.
The Association for the Tourist Promotion of Kissamos, "Grambousa" organizes a pilgrimage excursion from the port of Kissamos to Balos and the island of Grambousa.
Wine Festival in Vouves.
Elafonisi memorial service
Elafonisia - Municipality of Innachorio. Include a memorial service at the monument of Elafonisi, athletic games, performances, celebration in honor of elders and traditional treats.
Chania Prefecture - "Agricultural August": Display of Cretan quality agricultural products. Dockyards of Chania, 19:30 - 23:30
Feast of "Laina"
Feast of "Laina" (pitcher) in Nochia.
Blessing of the fruit
First Sunday of August
Blessing of the fruit of the land at the monastery of Archangel Michael (Rotunda), in Kato Episkopi.
Sardine Festival in Souda and in the "New Town" of Chania.
World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day: Celebrations at the old port of Chania.
"Feast of Honey"
"Feast of Honey" in Afrata.
Feast of Raki
Feast of Raki, at Neoria (Chania), Loutraki Cydonia, Kandanos and Lake Platanias.
New Year Welcome
December 31 - January 1
Festive welcome of the new year, at the Market Square of the city of Chania.
late October - early November
Chestnut festival in Prases and Elos.
Feast of St. George
April 23 or the day after Easter
In Vryses, New Roumata, in Kalogeros Strouvlon, Psathogianno, Kambanos, and in Asi Gonia. In Asi Gonia, the shepherds of the region bring in the flocks for the sanctification and offer milk and meat with rice to the attendees.
St. Theodore Feast
St. Theodore Feast, in Thodorou island.
Throughout the prefecture, the Passion and the day of Easter are celebrated with reverence, and in the Easter day there is dancing, while spit lamb and wine are offered.
Assumption of Mary
Assumption of Mary: In Kolimbari Chrissoskalitissa, Platania, Therisso, Old Roumata head, Pemonia, Meskla, Loutraki, rectal, Likotinara, Exopolis.
Feast of St. Fanourios
Feast of St. Fanourios, In Vrises Apokoronou, in Kyparissos and in Rapaniana.
Transfiguration: Kalyves, Xirosterni, Kefalas (Vamos municipality), Tzitzifes, Voukolies, Maleme, Kakopetro, Plemeniana.
Holy Cross Feast
Holy Cross Feast, in Alikianos, Xamoudochori, Varipetro, Tavronitis.
Feast of St. Nikitas
Feast of St. Nikitas, in Frangokastello, with the organization of horse races and athletic games.
Feast of St. John Rigologou
Feast of St. John Rigologou, in the location of Gionas Rodopou, Manoliopoulo, Kournas.
Feast of Saint Nicholas
Feast of Saint Nicholas, in the islet of Souda, "Splantzia"
Feast of Saint Spyridon
Feast of Saint Spyridon, in the Diocese of Kissamos.
Presentation of Mary
Presentation of Mary, at the Cathedral of Chania.
Christmas Night: Representation of Christ's birth in caves and Topolia Marathokefala.