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The Animasyros managed to become one of the 20 major cartoon Festival in the world. Festival Chairman Vassilis Karamitsanis, by his love for Syros, has created an international festival that stands out. Includes competitive sections, special screenings in Posidonia and the medieval settlement of Ano Syros, presentations of films, tributes, secret views, important international guests, workshops for people with disabilities and the Market, an annual meeting of top professionals in the world animation in Ermoupoli. It hosts hundreds of animated characters and even more friends of animation from around the world, with great partnerships such as those of the roof of the Onassis Foundation and the National Opera.
Stray Art Festival
The Stray Art Festival combines different forms of expression of public space in urban environment. Favorite artists of street art and Graffiti, supported by dozens of musicians, actors and performers celebrate the street culture with main axis the murals. A Festival, which includes events of music, dance, theater and sporting events. The Festival is an initiative of students of the Department of product and systems design engineering, University of the Aegean, which embraced from the first moment the society.
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During October all the traditional distilleries of the island prepare to produce raki. The fragrance of the produced spirits and the aromas of the baked goat meat and quinces spread all over the island. In late November, in the village of Moni the raki festival takes place where everyone is invited to watch the procedure of raki’s distillation and taste the traditional spirit.
OXI Day, October 28, commemorates the anniversary when in 1940 former military general and Prime Minister of Greece, Ioannis Metaxas said “OXI” (NO) to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini, an ally of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The day represents bravery, solidarity and heroism for millions of Greeks all around the world. Parades and the waving of the Greek flag proudly occurs across the entire country.
On December 25, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of Christ. The feast of the birth of Jesus is also known as the ‘Incarnation of Christ’ meaning that Jesus became a man and came into the world. It’s a time for families to come together and celebrate.
The Synaxis of the Mother of God, also known as the Glorifying of the Mother of God, is a day dedicated to the Virgin Mary.