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  • Day631

    Epiphany (Twelfth Night) in Lefkas

    January 6, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Today we walked to the bridge in town to watch the Epiphany celebrations. There was the local marching band, after their arrival the priests blessed the water and then people threw last years oranges in the water and dunked the new ones three times. Apparently you keep the dunked oranges in your house for the year to bring you luck. After that young men, lads really, jump in the water to try to be first to reach the wooded cross the priests threw in, the one to get it will have luck throughout the year.Read more