Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Easter eve in Vamos

these are photos from Easter eve. there is a church service at 11:30p.m., after which everyone carries a lit candle and there is a huge bonfire where an effigy of Judas is burned. it is HUGE and the men and boys of the village collect slash and tree trimmings and spend the week before Easter building the huge pile of wood. After the service and lighting of the bonfire, there is a long table with offerings of sweets, wine and raki for everyone who is there... and there was a very big crowd. we met up with friends there and afterward went with them to the taverna for food and wine. the traditional soup called magritsa is made with the entrails and organs from the lamb which will be roasted on the spit on Sunday

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