|Country and Region||Greece — Macedonia and Thrace|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Music|
|Location of Festival||Thessaloniki, Macedonia and Thrace, Greece|
|Festival Contact Information|
Phone: (30) 2310-228414, or (30) 2310-228243
Today, the Dimitria festival is the main social event in the city’s calendar and is held throughout the town of Thessaloniki. Having been all but forgotten, it enjoyed a remarkable revival in the 1960s. The festival prides itself in its mix of the traditional with the avant-garde and the range of events is impressive, featuring theatre, opera, dance, music, art and literary seminars. The traditional Thessaloniki feast day commemorating St. Demetrios traces its origin back to the days of the city’s Golden Age, when the Byzantines ruled a vast empire from Constantinople (14th and 15th centuries). Starting from 1995 the Festival is listed among the members of the EFA.
|Festival Dates||September 10 - October 25, 2011|