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On 9/8/2010, at 20:30, the presentation of the new bilingual (in Greek and German) book of German Heidi Bauerle, titled "Panigyria (Celebrations)" will be held in Cultural Centre Megaro Gyzi, in Fira - Santorini.

Heidi Bauerle Heidi Bauerle

Heidi, a permanent resident and close friend of Santorini for the last 40 years, has studied in depth the history and the culture of the island. In her book "Panigyria" she describes the manners and customs of the most important religious festivities of the island through the eyes of the protagonist-narrator named Tousneldos. The book is a kind of personal diary of Tousneldos hero, who with his unique humorous way of describing his experiences from his visits to local festivities in the churches of the villages of the island during the last 30 years.

The book "Panigyria" includes rich illustrations and a narrative of each feast is accompanied by a characteristic sketch designed by the pen of the author. The collection of narratives is a useful and timeless guide to festivities and customs of the island. Greek and German friends of the author will speak about her and the book, while paintings and drawings of Heidi Bauerle, with theme her beloved island of Santorini, will be displayed that night at Megaro Gyzi Hall.

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The European Festivals Association (EFA) has been uniting distinguished music, dance, theatre and multidisciplinary arts festivals from Europe and beyond for more than 60 years.Thanks to EFA’s history and the continuous support of its members, EFA was chosen to implement the pilot project EFFE by the European Commission.

                The first of EFFE’s initiatives is a quality label. This label is given to festivals with an artistic commitment, involvement in their local communities and a European and global outlook.

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