Paros Local Customs

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    Our own Petting Zoo

    by mapakettle Written Oct 15, 2004

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    never petted a goat until Paros

    Just outside Margarita's Studios, across the street, this family of goats live, in quiet harmony, with the rest of the neighbors.

    Each morning, Ma Kettle and I would be met by these adorable little creatures, stretching their heads over the stone fence, looking for a handout.

    From what we observed, this is normal for people on Paros.

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    Hey, need a room???

    by mapakettle Written Aug 28, 2004

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    Hey, need a room...?

    I imagine every port looks like this. A crowd of people hawking accomodation to the tourists debarking from the ferry.

    Annoying if you have a place, but a Godsend if you're flying by the seat of your pants.

    We have friends who took one of these guys up on their offer, and were most pleased with the results. Remember, you can always say no...

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    SUMMER FESTIVALS

    by vago1 Written Jul 22, 2003

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    - June 23rd
    Revival of Ai Giannis Klidonas' old custom at Aliki's sandy beach.The youths jump over stucks of burning May Day wreaths, while musicians play local songs with traditional musical instruments. People dance and sing around the fire.Tsipouro (original local Greek ouzo) and octopus on the coal offered by the cultural union and the locals.
    - August 6th
    "Fish festival" Right on the beach of Aliki locals and guests are entertained with folkloric music and dances, local traditional music and songs. People dance and sign till early morning hours. Fried fish and wine offered by the cultural union and the locals. All year round: Painting, local dance and music lessons provided by the cultural union.
    - Mid.August: Bazaar of local agricultural products and handicrafts. Book's exhibition. June-September: Performances by local theater groups, shadow theaters, concerts local artist's exhibitions, painting and photo exhibitions.

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    Cakes and fat people!

    by Vija_v Written Aug 17, 2007
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    I was very surprised that in islands we saw so many fat people! I really dont know why they r like this?!
    Maybe to many cakes?

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    Religious offerings

    by SirRichard Written Sep 11, 2002

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    In many greek churches you can find little metallic pieces depicting arms, hands, heads...
    People use to offer these to different saints praying for a disease to be healed.

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