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CULTURAL  LEFKADA

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LEFKAS INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL

The Lefkas International Folklore Festival is an institution that has promoted the message of peace, friendship and brotherhood. Since its foundation by Antonis Tzevelekis, nations worldwide come together with their cultural and traditional folk forms in the art of music and dance.
People from around the world meet in August, in Lefkada giving their own traditional music and dance performance. The Festival takes place on the last week of August, from Sunday to Sunday. It starts with a huge parade of peace and friendship then the evening opening celebration, which is on the 1st Sunday. After there is a short presentation of the groups and their formal presentation is during the week. Finally the magnificent ending ceremony with the exchanging of gifts and the dance of peace!

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SPEECH AND ART FESTIVAL

The Festival of Speech and Art was first organized in 1955.
The planning, organization and the performances are all developed by the Cultural Centre of Lefkada. The programme includes all forms of art. All the performances take place in the summer period.
Along with the Athens’s Festival, it is one of the oldest cultural festivals of Greece.

EVENTS PROGRAM

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TRADITIONAL LOCAL FESTIVALS

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WINE FESTIVAL

Every August in Frya Square which holds the historic well, the wine festival takes place.
It has popular folk music and local product exhibitions.

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LENTIL FESTIVAL

On 7th of August, the feast of the lentils is held in the village of Agios Donatos.
The village housewives cook traditional lentils and offer them to guests
with olives and sardines.

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RIGANADA FESTIVAL

Riganada is soaked bread with oil, salt and oregano.
They offer it to the guests on the day of the feast, which takes place in the village of Karya.

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SARDINE AND FISH CELEBRATION

Every year in the harbor of Lygia, the feast of the fish is organized.
Crowds of people gather to enjoy roasted sardines and traditional riganada.

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HONEY FESTIVAL

The honey festival takes place in the village of Dragano.
Local beekeepers exhibit their products and offer a variety of homemade products.

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TRADITIONAL OLIVE-OIL PIE FESTIVAL

In the village of Lazarata, at the traditional festival of oil pie, the housewives
prepare the olive-oil pie in the traditional way and offer it to the guests.

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HARVEST AND WINE FESTIVAL

The harvest and wine festival in Apolpaina takes place every year,
with the established grape press.
Offering to visitors plenty of wine and dancing.

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REENACTMENT OF THE TRADITIONAL LEFKADIAN WEDDING

Every year in August the Lefkadian marriage is reenacted in the village of Karya.
The Lefkadian wedding comes alive following all the stages: match making, hair, yeasts, wedding ceremony, beds, and feast.

SPORTS EVENTS

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LEFKAS TRAIL RUN 2017

Ο Σύλλογος Επαγγελματιών και Προστασίας Περιβάλλοντος Νικιάνας με τον Αθλητικό Σύλλογο Λευκάδας “Φίλανδρος” συνδιοργανώνουν υπό την αιγίδα της Ελληνικής Ομοσπονδίας Συλλόγων Λαϊκού Μαζικού Αθλητισμού και Υπεραποστάσεων (ΕΟΣΛΜΑ-Υ), του Δήμου Λευκάδας και της Περιφερειακής Ενότητας Λευκάδας, και προκηρύσσουν τον αγώνα Ορεινού τρεξίματος Lefkas Trail Run 2017 ο οποίος περιλαμβάνει διαδρομές 23km,13 km, 5km ενηλίκων και 600m για παιδιά.

Ημερομηνία διεξαγωγής: Κυριακή, 8 Οκτωβρίου 2017.

Σημείο εκκίνησης – τερματισμού: Λιμάνι Νικιάνας Λευκάδας.

Ώρα εκκίνησης: 23χλμ: 09:00π.μ., Αγώνας 13χλμ: 09:30 π.μ, Αγώνας 5χλμ: 09:15 π.μ, Αγώνας 600μ 10:30 π.μ.

Πληροφορίες: http://www.lefkastrailrun.com/