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Celebration of Epiphany in Platanias, Gerani, Tavronitis, Kamisiana, Kolymbari – 6th January

Epiphany celebration program :
– Time 10:30 am: Consecration of the waters, Port of Platanias.
– Time 11:00 am: Consecration of the waters at Tavronitis beach.
– Time 11:00 am: Consecration of the waters at Kamisiani beach.
– Time 11:30 am: Consecration of the waters at Gerani beach.

– 12:00 p.m.: Consecration of the waters by the Metropolitan of Kissamos & Selinos Amfilochios, at the Port of Kolymbari.

Source: Municipality Platanias

Every year on 6th January, Epiphany Day, or the Blessing of the Waters is celebrated, to welcome new beginnings

The priest throws an orthodox cross into the water, which young men then dive after. Whoever catches the cross first will receive a special blessing.

The Blessing of the Waters not only remembers the event of Our Lord’s baptism and the revelation of the Holy Trinity but also expresses Orthodoxy’s belief that creation is sanctified through Christ.

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.

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