What's On Calender for Hydra Island

 

What's On Calendar for Hydra Island Greece, an events guide to all Hydra festivals, follow the parades, live music, party nights, art exhibitions, dance shows, theatre, Full Moon Parties & Guest Dj's. Your what's happening guide to having fun in Hydra.

Rebetiko Festival (4-6)

Date: Saturday, 5 October 2019 Time: From 20:30 till late Location: Xeri Elia (Douskos) Taverna Ticket Price: Free Admission (Pay for your dinner & donations on the night appreciated.)

The Rebetiko Conference of Hydra as well as the regular rebetiko music evening organized by Ed Emery, SOAS Rebetiko BAND and the Institute of Rebetology will come to Hydra and present the Rebetiko music evening, which is the main event of the conference,  that is open to everyone. Admission is free but you will need to book a table for dinner at the Xeri Elia Taverna. Please contact Stavros Douskos asap to reserve a table early as this is a very popular event of music, singing and dancing!

Yacht Race

Date: Fri - Sun 25 - 27 October 2019

Organised by the Greek Yachting Association, the October 2018 regatta closes the summer season. Participating yachts race from Piraeus and depending upon the weather, start coming into Hydra Harbour on the Friday night. There's a hospitality event for the yachtsmen followed by an award ceremony, before the yachts leave on the Sunday morning for the next leg of the race.

Ochi Day

Date: Monday, 28 October 2019 Time: From 10:00 till 12:00 Location: Hydra Harbour

Ochi Day is a Greek National Holiday celebrating the Anniversary of the 'NO'. It is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world to commemorate the rejection by Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas (in power from August 4, 1936, until January 29, 1941) of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940, during World War II. On Hydra, there are church services and a parade along Hydra Harbour with all the children and students of Hydra taking part.

Hydra's Patron Saint's Day

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019 Time: Procession from 10:30 till 12:00 Location: Ag. Konstandinos Church to Hydra Harbour

The celebration of Hydra's Patron Saint, Aghios Konstandinos, starts on the 13th. On the 14th the Doxology is sung in the subsequently formed 'Litaneftiki' procession which leaves the Church of Aghios Konstandinos at 10:30 and makes its way down the winding road from Kiaffa through the pine trees to Kala Pigadi and then down to the harbour following Andreas Miaoulia Street. Eventually the procession finishes with a blessing outside the port entrance to the Cathedral.

SwimRun Hydra

Date: 15-17 November 2019


Team Swimming & Running sports event hosted on Hydra for the first time in 2018 with great success. A maximum of 50 pairs taking part in various locations around the island.
A SwimRun is a multiple-stage competition which involves a pair of athletes running and swimming tied together with a rope, over a cross-country race course or loop-course that involves at least 2 transitions (3 transitions in the case of Hydra and a total of 14,7km) between the swim (3,7k) and run (11k) stages of the race. Athletes may use special swimming equipment like wetsuits, paddles or pull buoys, except for floating aids (not provided by the organiser). They can also wear shoes during the running legs. However, each piece of equipment has to be carried throughout the race. The team of 2 must complete the race tied together with the rope which the organiser will provide. 

2020 Dates

Epiphany: 6 January 2020

Tsiknopempti: Thursday 20 February 2020

Carnival: Sunday 8 March 2020

Clean Monday: 9 March 2020

Western Easter: Sunday 12 April 2020

Greek Orthodox Pascha: Sunday 19 April 2020

Miaoulia Festival Fireworks: Sat 27 June 2020

Assumption Day

Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020

Assumption Day (Dormition of the Virgin Mary) is a Greek Orthodox Religious observation, which because it is of such significant importance to the Greeks, is also a National Bank Holiday allowing them to travel to be with family at this important occasion. This is a joyful celebration because it commemorates Mary's reunion with Jesus in heaven. On Hydra, the congregation of the island's main churches fast and celebrate mass for the week leading up to the 15th as well as observing mass after. The main focus of the week centres on the Monastery Church in the centre of Hydra Harbour which is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

 

 

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