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Traditional Celebration, Santorini

facebook_photo_download_21453824_4182The Cultural Association of Megalochori invite all to the traditional celebration of Klidonas on Friday evening, June 23.

The custom of Klidonas is rooted in antiquity and mentioned in various texts of the ancient historians. The word “Klidonas” came from the ancient word “klidon” that means a forecasting sound, a sound of a prophetic sign.

Klidonas is a popular prophetic process during which the unmarried girls get to know to whom and when they will get married. It is also customary to burn that year’s May Day wreaths on a bonfire.

The venue for the event is the central square in Megalochori. Time: 20:30. Admission is free.

Megalochori is one of the most traditional villages of Santorini, situated 5.3km south of Fira. The village lies on a hill creating a labyrinth of steep alleys and streets.