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12/12/2006
Vagia carols


Pontian custom of the Vagia Sunday at Thrilorio.

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14/12/2006
Pontian burial custom


A special Pontian custom of Thrilorio on the day of Holy Spirit?s celebration.

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


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.

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