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The Saint Mamas Festival is the second largest trade fair in Halkidiki, takes place at the beginning of September, & has both cultural and commercial interest.
The first week of September, the small village of Saint Mamas in Halkidiki welcomes thousands of tourists to one of the most significant trade fairs in the region.
The Saint Mamas Festival has a dual interest since it’s both cultural and commercial. It takes place every single year and always at the beginning of September. After all, the trade is dedicated to St. Mamas whose memory is celebrated on 2 September.
The festival of Saint Mamas takes place every September since 1870. At that time, it was mainly an animal trade. Nowadays, there are more than 1,000 exhibitors and their products range from clothing to jewelry and anything in between.
Organized by the locals, the festival involves many cultural but also entertainment activities and lasts for four days.
Considered the second largest trade fair after the festival of Farsala, the Saint Mamas Festival gathers over 200,000 visitors every year. This small place in Halkidiki is swamped by people arriving from Thessaloniki and all other parts in Halkidiki to celebrate the St. Mamas day and have some fun in one of the greatest trade fairs in the region.
People have the chance to shop, engage in several activities, taste local products, and enjoy folklore dances & choirs organized by the local cultural organizations. The icon of St. Mamas goes through the trade and commences the beginning of the festival whose popularity exceeds all expectations.
Wouldn’t you be there?
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