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16/11/2009
Babo


A celebration of fertility and for a fortunate new year performed only by women. It is devoted to Babo, the midwife of the village, at the beginnings of the new year, on the 8th of January, and coincides with the period of the Dodekaimeron, a carnival period for Northern Greece leading to masquerades and loosness accepted by the local community as actions for a happy and fortunate year. It is performed at Rodopi: Xilagani, Proskinites, Strimi, Dioni, Krovili, Sapes, Imeros, Fanari, Roditis. In Xanthi?s prefecture: Nea Kesani, Magana. Drama?s prefecture: Kali Vrisi and Volakas. Minor alterations in Rodopi: Xilagani, Proskinites, Strimi, Dioni, Krovili, Sapes, Imeros, Fanari, Roditis. Xanthi?s Prefecture: Nea Kesani, Magana. Drama?s Prefecture: Kali Vrisi and Volakas.

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16/11/2009
Under Construction


Under Construction

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16/11/2009
St. George?s kourban


Every year, on the 23rd of April, people worship with kourbans (animals? sacrifices) St. George in the villages of Macedonia and Thrace, especially in Lira, Evros.

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