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The dance with the brush is a part of the ghlendi of the last Sunday of Carnival (Strimi)
(Photo: Mina Macheropoulou)
The dance with the brush is a part of the ghlendi of the last Sunday of Carnival (Strimi)
(Photo: Mina Macheropoulou)
Hangings of the egg? is a performance with a recreational character on the last Sunday of Carnival (Strimi)
(Photo: Mina Macheropoulou)

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15/12/2006
Hanging of the egg and the dance with the brush

Mina Machairopoulou
Source: CETI
© Eastern Macedonia - Thrace Region
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The Cultural club of women of Strimi (Prefecture of Rodopi) is creating a ghlendi in the last Sunday of Carnival, where women revive the traditional custom of dancing with the brush that has a satirical and recreational character.
They also entertain themselves with the custom of ?the hanging egg?. According to this custom, women are sitting in a circle with their hands tied up, trying to grab a boiled egg with their mouth. The egg is hung with a thread which is fixed at a long piece of wood.