Martakia …. The red and white bracelet of March

We have the tradition in Greece every March 1st to wear a red and white bracelet called martaki. Made with the traditional red and white cotton or macrame thread. According to tradition, Martaki protects the faces of the children from the first sun of Spring. We make it the last day of February and wear it on […]

Celebrating Apokries

Apokries is a time to celebrate before the reverent period of lent commences. The processions, costuming and feasting all derive from ancient ceremonies honouring the Greek god of wine and divine intoxication, Dionysus. The carnival season ends with plenty of dance, music and 80’s for our place. Inspiration and creation from the groups .  And […]