Dimitria Festival

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Country and Region GreeceMacedonia and Thrace
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Thessaloniki, Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Festival Contact Information

Dimitria Festival
Dimitria-Directorate of Culture of the Municipality of Thessaloniki
25 Theofilou Str.
54633 Thessaloniki (Ano Poli)
Phone: (30) 2310-280-328
Fax: (30) 2310-286-519
Email: municipality@thessalonikicity.gr

Phone: (30) 2310-228414, or (30) 2310-228243
Fax: (30) 2310-286519
Email: dimpress@otenet.gr

Festival Description

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
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