Crete Dances Pentozali on Aug. 7

krete_dansThe cultural non-profit organization Planet Crete has once again the ambition to unite the Greek island of Crete, creating a human chain dancing the traditional dance Pentozalis from Chania to Sitia.

The event under the title Crete Dances Pentozali from One Side to the Other is organized to take place on Aug. 7 at all lengths of the right side of the North Roadway, from Kisamos to Rethymno, Heraklion and Sitia.

The invitation addresses all citizens who want to take part in the giant Cretan dance. The event’s aim is to honor the 100-year anniversary of the Union of Crete with Greece, the memory of those killed in the national liberation struggles, former national leader Eleftherios Venizelos, as well as all other great events of Cretan culture and history.

The event is held under the auspices of the General Region of Crete and the aid by the National Research Foundation Eleftherios K. Venizelos, the Pan-Cretan Union and other cultural institutions, while the police’s assistance has been asked for.

The event’s organizers sent a document to all regional units of the island on July 29, in which they ask them to inform the municipalities, the social and cultural institutions, the labor centers and chambers, so that “the biggest peaceful dance event will be created, which will offer the concept of traditional hospitality of Cretan people.”

The citizens’ turnout will begin a little after 7 p.m. and all will help to get lined up along the North roadway. At 7:45 p.m. the island’s radio stations will begin to transmit the music and the dance of people’s fraternization will begin. A similar event took place in summer 2010 and was written in Guinness World Records Book.


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