Tinos Traditions of Assumption Day

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Customs and Traditions of Assumption Day http://greece.greekreporter.com/ One of the biggest celebrations of Orthodoxy is August 15, the day of the Assumption. The Virgin Mary has been given many names in Orthodoxy, depending on the way she was…

 

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One of the biggest celebrations of Orthodoxy is August 15, the day of the Assumption. This day, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is not a day of mourning for her loss, but a celebration of joy for the union of the mother with her beloved son, the blossoming of nature, the flood of emotions, and the return of people to their native land. In every region of Greece, there is a ritual associated with that day. Customs and old traditions revive on August 15th.

The pilgrimage to Panagia of Tinos is probably the largest religious pilgrimage of Hellenism. The island is completely associated with the Virgin Mary, and thousands of believers flock to the island every year to venerate the miraculous image of Mary in the Church of the Blessed Virgin and to say their vows.  more

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