26 February 2012

Carnival in Ermioni

The island town of Ermioni still maintains the annual Carnival.  Sadly over the years though, it has declined due to costs and the economy in Greece, but at least it gives children and adults alike, an opportunity to dress up and participate.   Carnival are connected with 'ancient worshiping' of the Greek god of wine, who was called Dionysus. This in turn was made popular during the Venetian occupation, where young people paraded through their towns and villages in elaborated handmade masks and fancy costumes.  As Carnivals are linked to Lent and Greek Easter, the dates do vary each year.

http://www.ermioni.info/place-of-interest/ermioni (more about Ermioni)
https://www.facebook.com/LemonTreeHouse ('like' this page please)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ermioni-info/sets/ (more images to enjoy)

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