Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Summer is loading: Kalo Mina - Máios ...

Καλό μήνα σε όλους  - Good Month to all - Máios - May is here ...

Summer is almost here, the pilots are blowing the dust off their Skiathos licences, and recharging their i-pads, having done their refresher training in the simulator on the Skiathos approach and landings ...

In Greece, today the children go out to collect flowers, to make into posies or wreaths. its the Festival of Flowers. Its a tradition which involves decorating houses, cars and even pets in flowers. A tradition that is said to be linked to the ancient Greek goddess, Demeter, who controlled harvest and the earth’s fertility.

Read more about Greek May Day traditions here ...

As in most of Europe it is also International Workers’ Day. This day celebrates the achievements of the working people and their trade unions. On Skiathos the communist party, will be hosting a party on the steps of the Bourtzi from 11am. This usually involves lots of loud music, and not a lot of people taking notice.

The Ferries are on a national strike, so it should be a quiet day - unless you are near the loudspeakers on the Bourtzi. Its a day of solidarity brothers - That means stick together, head to the coffee shop. Perhaps have a Tsipouro, and celebrate the arrival of Summer and have a day off ...

Previous Blog: Holel Elevi (Xenia) update ...

Late News: 

In light of the proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury's, Marks and Spencer and Poundstretcher announced that they too will be merging.

The company will be known as Stretchmarks ...

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