• December 25, 2014Christmas Day
  • December 31, 2014New Year's Eve
  • January 1, 2015New Year's Day
  • August 15, 2015Assumption Day (Feast of the Holy Virgin Mary)
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Christmas on Hydra

While not quite as prominent as Easter, or Pascha, Christmas is still an important holiday celebrated on Hydra, as witnessed by the festive lights and other decorations adorning the harbor, as well as lamp posts, railings, and shop and house windows throughout the town.

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Theophany, or Epiphany, on Hydra

Epiphany (ἐπιφάνεια, meaning “manifestation”) or Theophany (Θεοφάνεια, meaning “vision of God”) is an Orthodox feast day that commemorates Jesus’s baptism in the Jordan River, which is seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God.

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