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Ash Monday at the village square means the celebration of the Agas custom, a custom that has its roots in the years of the Turkish occupation and more specifically between 1830 and 1840. This celebration takes place in specific villages of Chios, the Southern or otherwise the Mastichochoria (where...
Naxos is considered to be the birthplace of God Dionysus, you know, the God of drama, games and mystagogy and the locals celebrate Carnival time by reviving local customs, by organizing the dramatization of ancienct myths, leading awesome torchlight procession, plannign costume parties in...
Here we are! Just arrived in Hydra island not for summer vacations but for their annual imaginative traditional carnival we have heard so many from our friends. Normally, back in the old days, the carnival period used to start on the 17th of January, on the day of Saint Constantine the Great...
Carnival, Local Fiestas
Since my 12th year i believed that Carnival time is on New Years Eve and the reason is my birthplace. I was born and raised at Argos Orestiko near Kastoria where the 1st day of the year is celebrated with all the villagers engaging in an endless carnival party all over town. While all the people in...
I am going to take you to a carnival, which is more of a stand up comedy than a traditional carnival as we all know it. This theatrical phenomenon derives from the unique madness of the local people of Agiaso. Don't you know Agiaso; Agiasos is a colorful mountain village in Lesvos, situated on...
Some history. The Tyrnavo's carnival is a tradition with more than 100 years of history. The locals say the tradition revives the ancient greek fiestas: Dionysia, Thesmoforia, Afrodisia, Thargilia, or that it was started from the Arvanites race who settled in Tyrnavos around 1770. What's so special...
I arrive in Kimi, which is a small harbor minutes away from Chalkida. I pationatelly waited for the ship to arrive that would take me to Skyros, thinking only the great Pasta with Lobster I would enjoy with friends in the Island. Skyros is one of the most neglected islands of the Sporades but hides...
The Sunday of the Carnival is the last day of the traditional carnival in Greece. The night of Sunday are getting quite and a melancholy is in the air. Two weeks of carnival have ended and we are now ready to pass to the new period of The Greek Orthodox Easter when people stop all the entertainment...
Who ever spend a day at Galaxidi on the Clean Monday, is most certainly unable to forget that day. Who ever has spend a day at Galaxidi on the Clean Monday, has experienced a carnaval like no other. I am refering to the tradition of Flour war, which holds since 1801!!!! Yes, you understood me right...
Carnival in Kozani start with dances and songs on the Roasted Thursday (as we call it), 15 days before the Great Carnaval. The traditional carnival of Kozani is called "Ragotsaria" and historicaly starts in the mid 17th century. People were dressed with a mask of mermaid and they carry bells on...