Nafplio - Epiphany 2020
On January 6th every year, we celebrate the great Christian celebration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ on the Jordan River, by St. John the Baptist. It is the third and final holiday of the Twelve Days period (Christmas holidays).
In Nafplio, on Monday January 6th 2020, the shops and houses of the city will also be flagged (rising the Hellenic National Flag) and under the tunes and melodies of the Philharmonic Orchestra, there will be:
At 10:00 - The Grand Blessing: it will be held at the Nafplio Cathedral of Agios Georgios, by His Grace the Archbishop of Argolis Mr. Nektarios, along with the Holy Clergy.
At 11:00 - The Immersion of the Holy Cross (blessing of waters): will take place in the coastal area (ex parking spot) called "P", in the port of Nafplio.
The procession will start from the Cathedral of Agios Georgios, will pass through the streets Plapouta, Angelou Terzaki, Vasileos Konstantinou, through the Syntagma Square, then the Ethnikis Antistaseos str., and after the ceremony of the Immersion, the procession will head towards the Holy Temple of Panagia.
Celebration Programme of Nafplio Municipality
Saturday, January 4th 2020
Vouleftiko at 20:00: Concert of the Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra with plays by Greek and foreign composers. Teaching - direction: Conductor Mr. Theodossis Antoniadis.
Sunday, January 5th 2020
Trianon at 18:30: The Experimental Stage of D.O.P.P.A.T celebrates with puppet theater, presenting the traditional fairy tale "Ploumbo and the Goblins". Christmas Eve and the Goblins climb on earth to tease, trick, go crazy. Others find their master, a beautiful and intelligent girl... To be continued on stage.
Midea village's Primary School at 17:00: The Experimental Stage of D.O.P.P.A.T celebrates with puppet theater, presenting the traditional fairy tale "Ploumbo and the Goblins".
"Fougaro" at 19:00: "It's a Wonderful Life" by Frank Capra. Movie projection in Hall 9 of the Fougaro.
Vouleftiko at 20:00: Concert by the Mixed Polyphonic Chorus of D.O.P.P.A.T., the Women's Vocal Ensemble "Symphony" of Nafplio, the Children's Chorus "Tamperamento" with soloist and accompanying orchestra, in musical compositions of Maestro Theodossis Antoniades, in poetry by Odysseas Elytis and Stephan Daphnis, as with texts - poetry by Constantine Spiliotis and Theodossis Antoniades.
Monday, January 6th 2020
The Epiphany celebration. The Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra will be accompanying the Epiphany celebration and procession, under the conduction of maestro Mr. Theodossis Antoniadis.
"Fougaro" at 17:00: "Home without John", for children 9+ years old in the "Library" of Fougaro.
Did you know that?
The name "Epiphany" is derived from the revelation (manifestation) of the three Faces of the Holy Trinity, that took place in accordance with three relevant evangelical cuts.
This is the only and unique time that the Holy one substanced and indivisible Trinity has actually appeared on Earth, as the complete "mystery" of God.
In the Gospel, Jesus' Baptism took place at the beginning of the 30th year of His age.