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Glimpses of the journey and Crete.
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KALYVES EASTER - Friday, April 13 till Sunday, April 15, 2012
Easter in Kalyves evokes many, contradictory, and strong feelings. To us Finns it resembles a combination of our older, pagan traditions of New Year, Vappu (1st of May), and Mid-summer! And somehow here the Orthodox tradition is mixed up into a special coctail of joy that brings the villagers together!
Could it be that religion is taken too seriously among Finns?
All of this we enjoyed with Nikos and Mikko.
If you want to see a fuller view of the annually repeated Easter Festival in Kalyves,
The weather aftercast: