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Epiphany Day

On Epiphany Day, all housewives bake “kserotiana/ loukoumades” which is a kind of doughnut. Then they throw some doughnuts on the houses’ roofs so bugbears, or else “kalikantzaroi”, would eat and leave.

After Mass, the village’s priest goes around the houses and sprinkles people with holy water. This custom is known as “Kalanta”. He is always accompanied by a child who holds the container with the holy water. 



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