Feast of Saint John of Rigologos, Rodopou 29th August

The Sports Club of Rodopou is waiting for you to spend a unique evening with ManolisRodopou 29th August Angelakis and his band. 
WHEN: 29th August 21.30
WHERE: Main Square, Rodopou Village, west of Kolymbari. For map click here.
Entrance : € 5,-
Saint John of Rigologos:

The  big feast of the Greek Church year  that takes place on August 29th is the feast of  “Ai Yiannis o Rigologos” that can be loosely translated as St John that brings tremors or maybe the chills.

The day of the Beheading of the Saint, where a strict fast is observed. People do not eat anything related to blood (no black red grapes and red figs  of the season), anything touched by a knife (bread is cut by hands ) – otherwise they will disrespect the name of the the Saint , and have tremors instead (an orthodox Greek nemesis).

Source: Event page


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