On the 27th of August, the Hellenic festival of Genesios is observed.
This is a festival which is dedicated to the dead.
This is an auspicious time to honor your ancestors who have passed. Visit their grave or memorials and remember the things they did in life.
Offerings which can be made during this time include water, incense, flowers, bay laurel, honey and milk.
Here is a prayer you can use to honor on this day which I wrote for my ancestors:
Never to rise nor set
Your luminous hearts fixed
Watching in abject silence
Epithets eternally emblazoned
Within and upon your earthly kin
Eternally through the promised premise
Incandescent in dogging darkness
(C) T. Georgitsis 2016