01/01/2017

Dancing and eating into the new year in Chania Crete, Greece

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In Greece the ongoing financial crisis has brought an entire nation to it’s knees.

Thankfully this doesn’t keep it’s people from celebrating the negative vibe away with some dancing and good food. On new years eve people take to the streets and literally dance in the middle of the road. Even if there are many reasons not to dance, this is the way of saying, we will not be brought down.

A rebellious and provenly strong nation that “sticks to its guns” and fights when challenged. Greece again will find it’s way with hard work along with dancing and eating  like a united family.

Bellow are some images from around Chania on new years eve.

And here is some history about the mentioned Vasilopita cake.

Cooking souvlaki for the guests
Cooking souvlaki for the guests
Stopping traffic for some dance moves
Stopping traffic for some dance moves
Dancing our problems away
Dancing our problems away
At Magiko Filtro Cafe in Chania Crete.
At Magiko Filtro Cafe in Chania Crete.
Despite the cold people gather together and chat.
Despite the cold people gather together and chat.
Walking inside the old market of Chania. Way different then in the Summer.
Walking inside the old market of Chania. Way different then in the Summer.

Shop in Chania Crete

Kourabiedes & melomakarona. Traditional cookies of Christmas.
Kourabiedes & melomakarona. Traditional cookies of Christmas.
Loud and cheerful.
Loud and cheerful.

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Not for vegetarians. New years day is traditionally celebrated with meat dishes.
Not for vegetarians. New years day is traditionally celebrated with meat dishes.
Eating together in the Agora market
Eating together in the Agora market
Traditional Vassilopita.
Traditional Vassilopita.

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Time for some sweets
Time for some sweets
Cretan dancers in front of the old market. Just a few hours before the new year.
Cretan dancers in front of the old market. Just a few hours before the new year.
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