Calendar2nd Technical-Vocational High School of Serres 2ο ΕΠΑ.Λ. ΕΡΡΩΝ
January 2013Jan 01 : New Year’s Day New Years Day is the first day of the year and St. Basils day. The people in Greece exchange gifts. The presents are delivered by Saint Basil(Agios Vasilis). Agios Vasilis is the Greek Santa Claus. On the first day of the year we cut the “basilopita”, a sweet pie that has acoin inside, in pieces, one for each family member. Whoever wins the coin isthe lucky of the year. The first coming in the New Year at home does the"podariko", first step, and break a pomegranate for luck.January 6 : TheophanyPeople in Greece celebrate Epiphany. Epiphany celebrates Jesuss baptismwhen he was a man. Its also known as The Blessing of the Waters. Thereare many event throughout the country where young men dive into reallycold lakes, rivers and sea to try to be first to get a cross which has beenblessed by a priest and thrown into the water. Whoever gets the cross first ismeant to have good luck during the coming year.January 30 :we celebrate the three protectors of literatureand students, Chrysostom, Basil and Gregory.Schools remain closed.
February 2013Feb 14 : Valentines DayValentines Day is celebrated on February 14. It is a festival of romantic love andmany people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner.From February 25 begin Carnival
March 2013 Mar 1 :On March 1st the childrenput a small bracelet madeof white and red thread (the "March")aroundtheir wrist to prevent the tan from the sunMar 7 : TsiknopemptiIt is the "Grilling Day" or "Meat day" which is prior tolong Easter fast. Tsiknopempti is part of the traditional celebrations. It is on Thursday. –City and town governments set up grills in central squares, musicians stroll aroundplaying traditional instruments, and greatquantities of roasted meats are consumed inthe midst of the Carnival atmosphere. Mar 18 : Ash Monday It is the first day of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Lent. It is a public holiday in Greece, a day when families go to the countryside andbeaches for picnics and kite-flying. All Greeks enjoy the traditionalfood of the day, including lagana, special bread that is eaten only onthis day, prawns and octopus, cabbage leaves stuffed with rise, andhalva with semolina. Mar 25 : National holiday The March 25 is a national holiday and is celebrated with parades. Schools remain closed
April 2013 April 1 :On April 1st (April Fool’s day) people telllittle innocent lies to fool the othersApril 28On April 28th Easter holidays start for the students which last for 15days
May 2013May 1: Labor Day / May DayIt is associated with the celebration of spring. Itis also a national holiday for workers in manycountries around the world. we also celebratemayday picking flowers and making wreathsMay 5: On May 5 is EasterMay 13:On Sunday, May 13 is Mothers Day and we offer flowers to her
June 2013June 1:Exams begin for university and school and lastuntil the end of the month.June 5:World Environment DayJune 24:We celebrate the Holy Spirit (religious celebration),symbolized by the pigeon. Schools remain closedJune 29:On June 29 is a local celebration of Serres,celebrated with a parade of students andsoldiers. Schools remain closed.
July 2013Holidays begin and last until the end of August. Schools close
August 2013August 15:August 15 is the third most important religious holiday in Greeceafter Easter and Christmas. This day is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.The day of Her Assumption. Churches and monasteries dedicated to the Virgin Mary welcomevisitors to brilliant festivities.
September 2013September 11On September 11 schools begin
October 2013October 28The October 28th is a national holiday and is celebrated withparades. Schools remain closed
November 2013On November 17 we celebrate the uprising at the Polytechnicof Athens for the restoration of democracy in the countryA Day of Honor and Remembrance.
December 2013December 18 On December 18, Christmas holidays begin, and last for 15 days. We decorate trees, make various pastries, includingmelomakarona, sugar buns etc.December 24 On Christmas Eve, children, go out singing kalanda (carols) in the streets. December 25 Christmas