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Agios Dionisios Celebration

Every year on August 24, Agios Dionisios name day, one of the most famous celebrations (panigyri) is organised in Zakynthos town, to honour the Transportation of the Saint's Holy Relic from the Strofades islands to Zakynthos in 1717.

Preparations start many days before the actual celebration so that everything is organised to perfection for the big day. The highlight of the celebrations that last 3 days, is the grand procession through the whole town and the impressive fireworks display.

On December 17, there is another celebration in honour of Agios Dionisios and his Passing in 1622.