The relics of Saint Valentine are guided in a litany through the town of Mytilene on his name day. One of the few Catholic litanies taking place in Greece.
Every year in Thessaloniki there is help the Bell roads festival. Many groups of people bearing bells (20 to 30 teams each year) from Greece and abroad take part. There are more than 1500 people active. Disguised dancers, musicians, will parade on the streets of the city.
An ancient Dionysian custom taking place in one of the most beautiful villages of Naxos island, Aperathos. Men are getting dressed in fur and goat skins and hang bells around their waist to send away evil spirits.
A custom related to a very old local legend, regarding a ghost protecting a local fountain, Charmaina. The legend said that there were more ghosts protecting other places and they would fight amongst them many times. The locals would hear the screams and hide in their homes. A quite spectacular event which gets very crowded.
An annual pagan custom takes place at the Town of Amfissa. The night of the sprites, takes place on the Saturday just before Ash Monday. A custom that can be combined with flour wars of Galaxidi, taking place on Ash Monday.
So the next day they found his body below the castle. His face was calm, with a faint smile on his lips, believing that his soul would soon meet up with Lenio, and that they would be together forever.
Kordelati and Foustanelati at the villages.This is the carnival of Naxos island!