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Young men of Didimoticho with roosters for slaughter on the day of the celebration of St. Dimitrios.
(Photo: Dimitris Vrachiologlou)

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10/11/2006
Cock sacrifices at St.Dimitrios celebration

Mina Machairopoulou
Source: CETI
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St. Dimitrios is celebrated in Northern Greece. There is a rooster?s slaughter at the little chapel of Didimoticho, on the day of the celebration of the saint. This custom is kept until today and the lunch of the celebration day is a cooked rooster.