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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.
Fascinating traditions tied to different clans and localities, with multiple layers of social, economic and ritual significance.
Saints' Day Celebrations Saints’ Days are celebrated in rural chapels and town churches all year round.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.