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Martis: The red and white bracelet to welcome spring

Childhood memories revived when I watched short live stream from Serres in Northern Greece this morning. Children in traditional dresses with a red pom pom on white headscarf were singing the Spring Carols. On their wrists all children wore Martis, the bracelet made of red and white string. The name …

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Fat Thursday: Athenians Queue for Free Meat at Varvakios Agora

What if rain falls and the chilly weather makes you shiver. The smell from the grilled meat can lure you to an open market. How much more when the meat is offered free of charge. Hundreds of Athenians queued from early in the morning at the meat market, Varvakios Agora, to …

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