panigiri-thoma

Gefira is organising celebration to honor Apostle Thomas and Virgin Mary. The celebrations of Panayia (Virgin Mary) are taking place 8 days after Easter. On Synday morning a group of musicians carry banners decorated  with flowers and proceed to the houses of new married couples or enganged people. 

When the church service is over, the litany of the holy icon of Panayia takes place, followed by athletic games.