KALAMARIA (Suburb of Thessaloniki) THESSALONIKI
, 3/8/2004 - 5/8/2004
For Kalamaria this is a traditional festival connected with Orthodoxy and the celebration of Metamorphosis of the savior (a celebration for orthodox Christians connected with the metamorphosis of Christ). It is a pop festival that lasts three days with meetings of traditional dances groups, pontian, traditional music and folk music and it is taking place in the courtyard of the city-hall with the crest of the festivities being the Pontian Fair of the 5th of August.
, 13/8/2004 - 14/8/2004
It is the third pop festival for the summer and it focuses mainly to the people of Finikas and the celebration in the Virgin Mary's honour. It is a pop festival that lasts two days with a lot of music and dancing from traditional bands and dancing groups most of whom are local groups playing gypsy music and songs.
The summer activities of the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Kalamaria, start every year with the traditional legislated Sardine Festival organized by the fishermen of N.Krini. The festival is on the 25th of July, saint Paraskevi's eve, at 9p.m. at the "Olof Palme" park, and it involves plenty of barbecued sardine, plenty of wine and music by a folk band. This festival is traditionally related to Orthodoxy and Saint Paraskevi's Fair and also is a customary meeting of the fishermen of the area. It is organized by the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Kalamaria in cooperation with the piscatory association and fish boat owners of Nea Krini.
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