The unique “Lanterns” of Tinos


On the 30th of January, the finding of the miraculous icon of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary is celebrated. The afternoon of the day before, the Holy Icon is carried by a procession to the lower temple, called “Naos tis Evreseos”, and placed near the point where it was buried for long. In the evening a devotional is held, that is attended by a large number of believers.The next day an Archieratical Mass is held and then a Memorial and wreath laying on the Archbishop’s Gabriel bust.At about 2-3 pm there is a litany of the Holy Icon in the alleys of Tinos.