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didyouknowthat_3In Kamilari we also love to celebrate and sit together, eat, drink and chat with friends and family at traditional occasions or even just for fun.

Some of the bank holidays we celebrate somehow every year are:

Schedule of high days and holidays in Crete
- in 2011

  • Sat 01. Jan 2011 – New Year's Day
  • Thu 06. Jan 2011 - Epiphany
  • Sun 06. Mar 2011 – Carnival Sunday (orthodox) or Tyrofagis Sunday
  • Mo 07. Mar 2011 – Carnival Monday (orthodox) or Clean Monday ('Kathari Deftera')
  • Fr 25. Mar 2011 – National Celebration Day in Greece
  • Fr 22. Apr 2011 - Good Friday (orthodox)
  • Sun 24. Apr 2011 - Easter Sunday (orthodox)
  • Mo 25. Apr 2011 - Easter Monday (orthodox)
  • Sat 30. Apr-Sun 1. May 2011 – Horserace in Petrokefali with local species and all Cretan horses (traditionally it always takes place on the weekend after Easter)
  • Sun 01. May 2011 – Labour Day
  • Sun 12. Jun 2011 - Pentecoast (orthodox)
  • Mo 13. Jun 2011 – Whit Monday (orthodox)
  • Wed 20. July 2011 – Kalamaki Glendi
  • Sa 06. Aug 2011 – Kamilari Glendi
  • Mo 15. Aug 2011 – Assumption Day
  • Mo 15. Aug 2011 – Glendi in Magarikari, Klima and Alithini
  • Thu 25. Aug 2011 – Timbaki Glendi
  • Mon 29. Aug 2011 – Sivas Glendi
  • Thu 08. Sep 2011 – Faneromeni Glendi
  • Mo 26. Sept 2011 – Agios Ioannis Glendi (the day of celebration might be postponed)
  • Fr 28. Oct 2011 – Ochi-Day, the 2nd National Celebration Day of Greece
  • Thu 17. Nov 2011 – Polytechneio
  • Sun 25. Dec 2011 – Christmas Day
  • Mo 26. Dec 2011 – Boxing Day/ St. Stephan's Day

Every year from mid July until mid of September there are many summer events, the "glendies" and concerts in all the villages around. In special cases the village celebration can be cancelled last minute. Ask the locals to get the details if and where exactly it takes place.

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