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

Posted on March 12, 2012 | | 2 Comments

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.










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







At the balcony of Deluxe Boutique Hotel Palea Poli



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





  • Kriti says:

    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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