38th Dimitria Festival - Arts, history and culture in Thessaloniki
Sep - Oct 2004
Over 80 events constitute the landscape of this year's Dimitria Festival, an art feast that returns in Thessaloniki every year, for the last 38 years and which aspires to offer to residents, as well as, to visitors, a number of unique culture experiences.
This year's festival is organised in the following 12 cycles of events:
Premium Art Events
Symphonic Music Cycle
1st Chamber Music Festival
International Month of Orthodox Choirs
Greek Tradition Cycle
Ethno Jazz Festival
Young Artists Recitals
VII… International Dance Festival
Visual Arts Cycle
Various Events Cycle
About the Festival
Dimitria Festival has a history older than one can know or imagine. The splendid Byzantine feast of Thessaloniki's Golden Age (14c. AD) came back to stay in October 1966. Its name back then was New Festival. Along with it, the city got to live a period full of exciting art moments. Top personalities of the arts made their appearence though all these years and placed Dimitria Festival to the level it belongs.
Besides, starting from 1995 the Festival is listed among all the important European art events, by entering the European Festivals Association. This way it got the glamour and respect it deserved throughout Europe.
Year after year, Dimitria Festival becomes richer, as far as its programme is concerned. This year, while it runs through its 38th year, awaits for you all, in order to take you to diverse art routes. Won't you follow?