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The Carnival Season in Greece ends with the celebration of Ash Monday. On that particular day the custom of Flour Wars takes place in Galaxidi. … Read More
The Carnival Season in Greece ends with the celebration of Ash Monday. On that particular day the custom of Flour Wars takes place in Galaxidi. Around noon, locals and visitors of all ages dressed up in old clothes rendezvous at a predefined location where flour is distributed in large quantities. Various types of coloring is added for effect while people paint their faces. Then they march to the harbor which is usually split into a war zone and a neutral zone for the observers and the fight begins. The participants throw each other (and to unsuspected bystanders) colored flour until essentially they run out of supplies. I've been there for first time in my life this year and the experience was pretty amazing. Read Less
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