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The Fire Walking Ritual of Greek Macedonia 2018
Where: Thessaloniki, Greece
When:  Monday, May 21, 2018 - Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Anastenaria is a northern Greece traditional ritual of fire walking which dates back to pagan times. There are variations in the ritual from place to place, and though the ''Anastenaria'' is a ceremony that derives from times before Christ, it is dedicated and attached to the christian faith. This ceremony takes place on Saint-Konstantinos day, 21st of May. The whole celbration lasts three to four days. The communities, which celebrate the Anastenaria, are descendants of refugees from Eastern Thrace that settled in...(read more)
Neapolis (Thessaloniki) carnival
Where: Thessaloniki, Greece
When:  Start in mid January till mid February (various dates)
The Thessaloniki's carnival festivities start in mid January and last till mid February (various dates). The carnival ends with the burning at the stake of the King of Carnival and a big parade of floats and costumed groups. The festivals attracts mass of crowd, locals and tourist. The city hotels are fully booked hence it is recommended to make a room's reservation in order to find a room in a reasonable price. The carnival has two main events: The Tsiknopempti is celebrated in the second Thursday of the carnival. It is a meat eating event (...(read more)