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Snakes swarm Kefalonia church in preparation for Greek festival
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From August 6- 15 each year, thousands of snakes descend on the Church of the Virgin in the village of Markopoulo on the Greek island of Kefalonia.
The dates themselves are significant as the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus is celebrated on August 6, while the Feast of the Dormition of Mary is celebrated on August 15.
Legend has it and depending on who tells the story, that once there was a convent at Markopoulo and the nuns, fearful of pillaging pirates, prayed to the Virgin to….. Read More On: InCyprus

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