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Fanouropita are cakes baked in honor of St. Fanourios.

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St. Fanourios' feast day is August 27.
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On St. Fanourios' feast day, congregants bring fanouropita to church services.

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During the service, a tall thin candle is placed in each cake.
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St. Fanourios' name comes from the verb fanerono , which means "to reveal."
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The celebration of St. Fanourios' feast day is thought bring good health or help people find lost objects.

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Each fanouropita must be made with either seven or nine ingredients. Learn more here .
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