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Fascinating traditions tied to different clans and localities, with multiple layers of social, economic and ritual significance.
Rites inextricably connected with specific places, communities and holidays.
In western Crete the older men still proudly sport their high boots, breeches and black-tasseled kerchiefs; on Karpathos the women have two sets of costumes, a simple one for every day and a very elaborate, colorful one for festivals and weddings; in Metsovo on special occasions you’ll see men in embroidered waistcoats, woolly hats, woven trousers and clogs.
Perhaps, nothing has a more powerful presence in Greece’s everyday culture are traditional dances.
Greek communities everywhere love to dance, in couples or in circles, young and old, and in dancing they celebrate their homeland and their roots; the ties that bind.
In autumn, the slaughtering of the family pig in Crete and the Aegean islands is a time-honoured ritual, while on Zakynthos, on September 14, the Day of the True Cross, the blessing of the flour and basil for leavening bread takes place.
Usually preceded by a mass on the eve of the local or patron saint’s name day, the panigyri – festival – features free food, drink, traditional music and dancing with the congregation into the wee hours.
On the Ionian islands of Corfu, Kefalonia and Zante, the patron saints Spyridon, Gerasimos and Dionysios are honoured processions accompanied by marching bands.
Birth, baptism, engagement, wedding, funerals: the milestones that give shape and definition to life and a person’s place in society.
If you’re lucky, your holidays in Greece will include witnessing or even taking part in the following: Traditional weddings that start with dressing the bride and bouncing a baby boy on the nuptial bed; the bride escorted to the church by musicians; the especially complex wedding rituals of Lefkas; the heart- wrenching Maniot dirges, the musical accompaniment on the journey to the other world.