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Cultural Events

In the context of its cultural contribution, the Community Council of Kato Platres in co-operation with Friends of Kato Platres Club (Tornarides) organises the following events/exhibitions:

  1. Easter Celebrations.
  • Decoration of the Easter Epitaph by local females.
  • Chanting of the Virgin Mary's lament before the Epitaph by individuals of the community.
  • A soccer match between "Married" and "Singles" is organised on Saturday of Passion Week, after the first Easter Mass liturgy. In the evening, the lighting of the "Lampratzia" (Easter Bonfire) takes place in the church's yard before the "Kalos Loos" (Resurrection ceremony).
  • The traditional games in the elementary school's yard are organised on Easter Sunday (donkey racing, sack-racing, egg-racing, three-point shots competition, etc.).
  • An artistic program and various traditional games are organized on Easter Monday.
  1. July – August: Cherry Festival, Toubles, Theater

  2. Annual dance of the Friends of Kato Platres Club (Tornarides) in co-operation with the Community Council. The dance occurs during August. The event takes place in the yard of the Regional Elementary School and includes an artistic program and dancing.

  3. In September, the Community Council, in the elementary school's yard, blood donation is organized

  4. A large festival in honor of St. Demetrius -the community's patron saint -is organised on the 26 of October every year in front of the church.

  5. Christmas Celebrations. A Christmas evening is organised, in collaboration with the Friends of Kato Platres Club, with Santa Claus giving presents to the little children.

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