Nameday of Virgin Mary – Holiday in Chania, 21 November

Monday is the celebration of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary and this will be a local holiday in Chania as Mary is the patron saint of the city. The celebration will take place in the cathedral on Halidon. Note that public services and probably many shops will be closed that day. Thanks to Crete Post for the picture.


From 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 am Solemn Mass  in the Cathedral,  Halidon Road. For map click here.
8.30:   official raising of the flag at Firka Fortress
10:45: procession of the miraculous image of the Virgin

  Procession route:
Departure from the church Virgin Mary  Chania Halidon – Square  1866  – Kydonia Rd, Town Hall –  N. Plasters –  Market Square (Prayer) – Markopoulo Square  – Tsouderon – Pottie –  Karoli Dimitriou  and back to  Halidon Rd. (Prayer)

 11:45:   thanksgiving in the Cathedral for the Day of the Armed Forces followed by a
memorial service at the Peace and Friendship Park , Andrea Papandreou Rd. For map click here.

 the 7 pm:   concert and speeches at the Cultural Centrechania-cathedral of Chania next to the Peace and Friendship Park, A. Papandreou 73.
Music event dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the Day of the Armed Forces.



I come from the UK but moved to the town of Kissamos with my wife in 2010 after retiring from work. My main hobbies are walking, showing friends around the area and eating chips.