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Feast of Panagia Tsampika

The Holy Monastery of Panagia Tsambika celebrates its feast day on September 8 to honor the Nativity of the Theotokos (Virgin). The feast starts on the 7th of September and lasts 10 days. It includes traditional dances and homemade delicacies made by the women of the nearby village of Archangelos. The Holy Icon of the Virgin is believed to be miraculous and the Monastery is visited by thousands of couples from all over the world each year who have struggled to conceive. Moreover, thousands of people from all parts of Greece come here to worship the icon and receive its blessing. This feast is one of the three most important feasts on Rhodes and is worth it to get to know the customs of the island and try delicious local food.