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Culture Folklore -Customs Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Prefecture of Evros

Girls holding Vagia visit the houses of the village
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Folk ritual of Vagia
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12/11/2006
Folk rituals of Vagia (bay leaves)

Mina Machairopoulou
Source: C.E.T.I.
© Eastern Macedonia - Thrace Region
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The girls of the village walk form one house to another with Vagia, the doll they make the night before and sing the songs of Vagia. They accept treats and go back home and ritually destroy the doll they made while singing eastern songs of the area.