Friday, 6 January 2017

θεοφανια ...

Today is the celebration of Theofania or Epiphany ...

This is the day that celebrates the baptism of Jesus, a blessing made with water. So in Greece there will be a blessing of the water by the local Pappa.

Its a tradition going back years ...

θεοφανια - Euaggelia Veletzakou
Our very own Pappa Yorgos,will have been reminding us of the event since 06:15am. With a hearty ringing of the church bells, at Tries Hieraches.

Then a little later after the church service, we will gather on the old harbour. There to see the brave swimmers leap into the icy water. Diving in to retrieve a cross, cast by Pappa Yorgos into the deep. He or she, will be rewarded for their efforts, by the residents of the village, as they pass by with coins as reward.

The weather is currently wet and windy (As usual) and a bit nippy for a swim ...


So will the snow arrive before the brave boys take the plunge ...

Snow update from Keep Talking Greece Click here

Result: For the fifth time Stratos Tsikounas retrieved the cross at θεοφανια in Σκιαθος. To see a video of the event click on the link here. ...

Late News: Pizza Gravisi reopens after its Christmas break tonight ...


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