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Kalogeros at Mavrolefki (1997)
(Photo: Mina Macheropoulou)

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2/11/2006
Kalogeros (munk)

Mina Machairopoulou
Source: C.E.T.I.
© Eastern Macedonia - Thrace Region
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A custom of Thracian origin performed on Monday at the villages of Macedonia: Mavrolefki and Meliki where refugees from Kosti and the surrounding area of Eastern Romilia were settled in. It was also performed in Mesochori, Rodopi, but in the past.
A joyfull company of masked performers is spreading the message for a fortunate new year, health, crop, fertility and nature through a composite ritual which consists of a virtual seeding and plowing along with a virtual death and resurrection of a monk. This custom ends with drinking, dancing with live music and inviting everyone attending to join.