Honouring Tradition. The custom of Genitsari & Boules, in Naoussa Greece.

Posted on March 12, 2012 | | 2 Comments
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Genitsari & boules, Naoussa, Carnival.

 

 

Everything most people have ever dreamed of about culture and tradition will find it in Naoussa Imathias. The cultural heritage and tradition hold a dominant position in this town where customs are preserved and repeat every year. Around February, the carnival Genitsari & Boules takes place. Single men & kids are getting dressed with the traditional uniforms and dance around the city. At  Palea Poli Boutique Hotel, visitors have the opportunity to live the custom, to see how a Genitsaros is dressed and what symbolises every single piece of his uniform.

 

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“Prosopos”

 

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“Genitsaros” getting dressed by his mother. During this procedure, the mother describes the guests the custom and the uniform.

 

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At the balcony of Deluxe Boutique Hotel Palea Poli

 

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The mustering of young men. After thew dressing, Genitsaros is ready to join the troupe.The melancholic sounds of the “zournas” come from a distance. To the sound of this song,Genitsaros rhythmically shakes his body in a way that causes the coins on his chest to sound

 

 

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Comments

  • Kriti says:

    Hi,
    Lovely pictures.
    Would love to see this festival in Greece.
    Could you tell me when this takes place? I am travelling to Greece in February 2016.

    • eleanna says:

      Dear Kriti,

      This festival takes place at Naousa Imathias every Carnival, between February and March.
      Contact for more information!
      Thank u!

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