Holidaymakers have begun their return to Athens from the Greek Easter weekend, as of Easter…
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The six songs of the Holy Week sequence, “Days of the Epitaph”, is a tribute to Christ by Nikos Gatsos, one of the greatest Greek poets of the 20th century, who feels that Christ’s sacrifice was the ultimate manifestation of God’s love for people. All six songs are interspersed with frequent quotations, sometimes slightly modified, from the Bible and other religious texts, expressing the poet’s conviction that Christ is the only hope for mankind.
Although celebrated throughout Greece, nobody celebrates ‘Clean Monday’ quite like the residents of Galaxidi who hold an annual ‘flour war’ or alevromoutzouromata (flour smudging), whereby all and sundry flock to the streets armed with sacks of ‘ammunition’ such as colourfully dyed flour, soot and confetti.