Last weekend, some of the volunteers from Balkan Hotspot went to the city of Ξάνθη (Xanthi), to enjoy our Mid-term organized by the European Solidarity Corps. Take a look to the pictures that we took during our trip and discover the ‘House of Shadows’, the river and the Carnival! It was amazing to spent the […]
“The strong, chilling wind that blew over the Paralìa felt like the last attempt of winter to hold on a little longer. It was as if it just didn’t want to let the spring in. Suddenly, a loud and rhythmic sound started to awake the people standing in front of the sea. One after another, the masks showed to the public repeating their millenary rite one more time.”
Music, balloons, masks and of course souvlakia. This the receipt for the Greek Carnival that took place on the 16th February, in Thessaloniki. The name of this particular day in Greek is Tsiknopempti, which literally means “Fat Thursday” and according to the tradition is the day when you can “exaggerate” before the period of Apocria (literally without meat).