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‘Anastenaria’ Fire-Walking Festival in Lagada,Thessaloniki From May 21-23

The town of Lagada near the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki will once again revive the old tradition of fire-walking, known locally as "Anastenaria,"...

Folklore Tradition of Fire-Walkers in Greece, Celebrating Saint Constantine and Saint Helen [video]

This weekend from May 21 through May 23 the unusual ancient folklore and legend of fire-walking lives on in Greece. Dating back to Pagan times,...

Ancient Greek Ritual Revives in Serres

Anastenaria, an ancient fire-walking ritual, which has its roots in the Dionysian rites - the Greek Orthodox church has not accepted the custom since...

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