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Dionysus, the God of Wine and Joy



Dionysus Festivals » Anthesteria



Last Update: 09 May 2021


The Anthesteria was a three-day festival celebrated in Athens, Greece. It was held at the time of year when the first flowers appeared. During this festival, athletic contests were held and the wine of the year was roasted, followed by a drinking contest. Children over 3 years of age were given wine vessels (choas) decorated with appropriate performances.



Dionysus, the God of Wine and Joy



Festivals in honor of Dionysus


Agrania
A festival of the dead celebrated in the city of Argos.
Agrypnis (vigil)
a nocturnal festival in honor of Dionysus which was held annually at Arbela in Sicily
Anthesteria
A flower festival celebrated in the city of Athens




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