Monemvasia Local Customs

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    Monemvasia's Indepedence Day

    by Leeroy7 Written Oct 16, 2006
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    23rd of July is celebrated Monemvasia's indepedence day from the turks...
    this day on the afternoon everyone gets inside a fishing boat and goes outside of the castle and light fireworks as the fake turkish boat(which is empty) follows...this is a representation
    of the battle that took place there on 1821...in the end the turkish boat get on fire and great fireworks get out of it...when every boat returns to the marina there is concert in the public parking...

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    Trick?

    by AndyRG Updated Jul 25, 2003

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    It is not an... opposite picture, just a simple trick of my fantasy: a house -and a half body!- are mirrored in a small lake outside the metropolis, which had been created by the rain a few hours ago...

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    Holy Friday

    by AndyRG Written Jul 22, 2003

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    People outside the church

    Thousands of visitors -there was no more place to be!- had been gathered outside the church of Christ Helkomenos that night. They were waiting to take part at the procession of the "epitafios" ("sepulchral") at the streets of Monemvasia. At about 21.30 "epitafios" was transferred out of the church, the same happens in all churches of Greece that holy night.
    There was even a german TV channel there...

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    Church of Christ Helkomenos-Holy Friday

    by AndyRG Written Jul 22, 2003

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    The entrance to peace...

    This church (Led to the Passion) is the metropolis of the town, located in the middle of it.
    It was built in the 13th century by the Byzantine emperor Andronikos B' and rebuilt by the Venetians at the end of the 17th century.
    The icon of Christ Helkomenos is among 4 byzantine ones, there are also two marble thrones inside the church.
    As you see, it is full of people because the time I was there was Holy Friday...

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    Time is lost

    by AndyRG Updated Jul 25, 2003

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    Romance again...

    Don't you think so?
    Many such images can be captured (especially in such nights) even with a furtive glance...

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    More candles...

    by AndyRG Written Jul 22, 2003

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    People, holding candles on their hands, were following the procession all around the narrow streets until the "epitafios" went back to the church of Christ Helkomenos.

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