Greek political leaders were present across the country on Saturday (January 6) for Epiphany (or Theophany), a major religious holiday in this predominantly Eastern Orthodox country of 11 million inhabitants.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was on the eastern Aegean island of Kalymnos, escorted by his junior coalition partner, DM Panos Kammenos.
Opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was on the Cyclades island of Tinos while Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos attended the world’s largest “Blessing of the Waters” liturgy. , which took place at the dock of the port of Piraeus.
Epiphany was also celebrated throughout Greek diaspora communities in the United States, Australia and elsewhere around the world.
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