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''Bourani'' is a Turkish word and means spinach, takes place in Tyrnavos and closes the cycle of carnival events. The materials to be done is spinach, rice, vinegar and nettle. The roots of this custom come from very old from the ancient Dionysian cults. Residents

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Holy Week is the culmination of Faith and Greek Orthodox worship. The monasteries of Meteora is currently the second religious destination after Mount Athos. Historically there have been 30 monasteries, today only six of them are inhabited. All six of them were added in the world heritage list of UNESCO in 1988.

The first hermits reached the Meteora rocks around 1100 AD, until 1500 AD founded 24 monasteries. The days of Holy Week are completely different from every other days where thousands of visitors come to take pictures, admire the architecture and geomorphological miracle of the monasteries of Meteora. People from the Balkans, Greeks, Bulgarians, Romanians and Russians live traditional Orthodox Easter in the Monasteries of Meteora in the original way.

The night of Easter begins at 9 pm. Admission to the women who wear trousers is prohibited, in the entrance are given skirts that can be worn over the trousers.

When Thessaly was embodied the Greek territory in 1881, the crofters lost almost every right they had on the land they worked, and on the products they produced. They were forced to give to the big landowners sometimes even the half of their corp, while their living standard reduced dramatically and so they became serfs.

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