In Crete, the residents celebrate all year round. The most well-known celebrations though are the fairs in honour of the patron saint of each village. To these a number of anniversaries of national importance can be added, such as the Battle of Crete every May, and the national celebrations on October 28th and March 25th. Exhibitions of products, street markets etc. are organised.
Of particular interest are also celebrations during the production of tsikoudia, wine, or the picking of cherries, oranges, chestnuts, etc. All these celebrations are accompanied by traditional dances and songs and rich food and drinks are offered.