EVENTS

Fires of Florina

Trademark of Florina is the Christmas fire. Custom that goes back centuries . Each generation included it with great love and adapted it to their own years of ... It's part of life of every Florinioti ... It may have its roots in pagan events ... the worship of the sun ... But it is now firmly interwoven with the fire lit , little shepherds in Christ ... and the announcement of the birth of the Savior of mankind. So I just mean 23 to midnight on December 24 , Christmas Eve , each neighborhood Florina thrown in their struggle ... Preparing for the kindling of the fire keeps months . Groups of children - after choosing a safe place Storage - store tons of wood and cedar cut from the mountain . For each night there and Own Storage woods neighborhood ... Why alas ! ... Kairofylachtoun other neighborhood children , who are preparing to steal wood - let us not forget that the locals are gender Doric - and great shame to him who will not be able to salvage the value of the neighborhood ... and praise to those who would steal the cedars without them getting one news ... only retaliation , as in ancient Sparta , we have not ... anymore. Why older , they say, no school did not dare to go the incompetent objects ...

Babar

Every New Year you are going to have fun with a custom as old , and the Dionysian cults , which were an integral part of the lifestyle of the inhabitants . Others say that Babar , as they are called , have Roman origins but what matters is that Babar celebrate the awakening of the earth and its fruitfulness . 1st of the year and January ; ; The main character 's happening is the bride - woman , a symbol of fertility ... and the purpose of the kidnapping of "bad " ... Participants disguised men . The costumes and masks are hides of lamb . To be more terrifying add beans for teeth ... dry and red peppers . The group consists of 10 to 15 young people of the village , wearing a linen shirt , sleeveless vest and black leggings woven , fleece , zonontai in their midst big bells - from cow - keeping and thick woods - crutches . Each member is responsible and a duty ... vanguard , rearguard side storage ... the bride ... lurk because the " bad guys " and of course the hunchback . We need to deliver safe and untouched to the groom ... which differs from the lads ... the crutch ... that is part of plow -like sword ... has tassel ... and small bells ... In ritual presented certainly grandfather, the old ( decrepit ) , the priest with censer , the doctor with his doctors and ragged - teaser of the bride (the hunchback ) . The bride concerned is , is a man with local nyfiatiki clothing - clothing every year once a childless woman of the village ... to gestate - bells and horse ... The group come and go in the backyards of homes and householders should give the company a tenth of their crops in raki , pork , sausage , onion , bread and wine ... Under the sounds of bagpipes , the tabor and flute ... the highlight ... is walloping of " suitors " of the bride and the hunchback , to the extent that many days the young are of blackened wood and incompetent ... - pretending - to work ...

Carnival Acidic Water

Shortly afterwards , another well-known for its natural springs of settlement - the Sour Water - organized and disguised with floats and of course wine Amyntaiou flow abundant, the young people of the area pay tribute to the god Dionysus ... the only organized carnival county ; ; Resources "present " in all its manifestations of joy , but also in all the difficult moments of the place always give expatriates Florina ... which admittedly are too many ...

Lygkisteia

For this , for years now , the first ten days of August local authorities as a small token of gratitude organize the Lygkisteia " . 's Emigrated Florina , within and outside the country's borders each year have an appointment ... Apart from cultural events dance groups , musical evenings with famous singers and Florina , art exhibitions - anyway Florina is an art museum undated - principles organize banquets in honor of expatriates ... Thousands of visitors, Greeks and foreigners, who last ten days of August flooding the area and not just to visit the place as " tourists ." An important cultural event takes place ...

Prespeia

The place and its people . The nature and spirit . The first gesture of the rational man who is transformed into art . In Art and Logos. The magical , multifaceted place that makes inadequate modern man to show the greatness of the people who witnessed and experienced in this extremity of our country , all the small and big events that marked the body of our country . Modern man a little smell of sniffing things . The haunted caves in the area , the wall rocks , suspicion grandmother who sees them as foreign trespassers are all experiences seasons , eras , explained but not justified . The events " Prespa " or " Prespeia " born at the end of the Cold War , the fall of ideologies and propped the deep political instinct of MP George Liani , now have the general acceptance of the political world , have never been simple artistic events . In germ , were in such peace, catalogs , cooperation , coexistence , Humanitarian offer . " Prespeia " : the events through the interstate high-level contacts in gestation the end of hostilities and Spawning fraternity . Point coexistence of peoples and cultural creation. Place and events honored and honored by the leading Art, Letters , Sport , Policy and religion .

Source: Omikron Magazine