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The first traditional customs in the municipality of Volvi the day of Epiphany, with the κουδουνοφόρους of the Prophet and the Λουγκατζάρια in Modi

Read the announcement: “One of the oldest customs, the Αραπλούκι or Αραπλίκι revives in the… Prophet on the day of the Epiphany, Wednesday, 6 January 2016, by the Cultural-some intellectual adornment Association “Agia Paraskevi-Source of Life” Prophet in cooperation with the Agency Culture, Αθλήτισμού and the Environment (OPAP) of the municipality of Volvi.
The κουδουνοφόροι Niggers, along with the morning glories, the Bride, the Grandfather and Babbo, appear on the streets of the Prophet, spreading the cheer and alerting passers-by and visitors. Immediately after the Divine liturgy and the blessing of the water, groups of Niggers turning the houses, saying traditional carols. At noon, dozens of κουδουνοφόροι make their own parade, with a final destination in the central square of the Prophet. There begins the frenzied feast accompanied by an orchestra, κερασμάτων, local wine and tsipouro.
The custom of the Negro, dates back to Ancient Greece, however in the period of Ottoman rule had a practical application. Residents of the village, who suffered from the raids of wild Γιουρούκων, who snatched the herds, taking the crops and steal the girls, disguised with the skins of a goat attacked against the raiders and were on the run, with the result to stop the raids.
The day of Epiphany, revive and Λουγκατζάρια the Modi, by the Cultural Association of Μοδίου in cooperation with OPAP. After the blessing of the waters in the stream of the village, the pig meat has been the guest of honor! Initially you will be served a tripe soup from… wild boars, while at noon, it will light the traditional bonfire in the central square of Μοδίου, where you will cook the tsigarides and other salty snacks, while the music and the banter set the tone for the feast that follows.”