Greek Traditional Masks Exhibited At Byzantine Museum of Veroia

(Original Story in Greek By Ingka Athanasiadou)

Seventy Greek traditional masks will be presented at the Byzantine Museum of Veroia in Greece. Masquerades in Greece are held during the twelve days after Christmas (the “Arapides” at Nikisiani, Kavala and the “Babouyeroi” at Kali Vrysi, Drama), others at Carnival time (Sochos Carnival, “Boules” at Naousa, and the “Yeros” and “Korela” on Skyros), and others on May Day.

The exhibition will be initiated on the 24th of February and will last until June 2012, under the auspices of the 11th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, the IZ’ Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the Archives – Collection of Giorgis Melikis.

Moreover, an album will be launched that will include the whole traditional mask collection of Giorgos Melikis.