Babaria in Papagianni Florinas - Popozhani Lerinsko

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  • Soldier of Macedon
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    Originally posted by A-Lion-The-Kiss View Post
    I wouldn't mind having my old name back.
    No. You've been banned for being an idiot a number of times, you have no favours.
    Well, at least you got rid of my signature. Poor Odysseas Elytis. Our name is not our soul anymore.
    What name is that, Greece? You seem to be insinuating something about Macedonians, for your sake you better hope that ain't the case.

    For Macedonians, the name of Macedonia is in all of our souls.

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  • Makedonetz
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    Thessa keep wishing Vlach....maybe one day you guys can become a state and not a plastic made in USA state brand.

    More BABARI

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  • A-Lion-The-Kiss
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    Originally posted by Makedonetz View Post
    Wish Thessa was still here so i could shove this in his big fat hell-ass face. Found more video about the acient macedonian dance greece forbidded us to use this,very interesting.
    I'm here, but I'm not getting the point. This dance (or its name) is forbidden? Are you kidding? I wondered who wrote the text (in italics); then I saw it's from u-tube. Yeah, OK.
    Originally posted by Soldier of Macedon View Post
    He's still here, on borrowed time, posing under the name of kissing lions or some other garbage.
    I wouldn't mind having my old name back.
    Originally posted by Makedonetz View Post
    Yes that was a nice cover up the vlach! tried thought greeks were brighter than that making his avatar so obvious!
    Well, at least you got rid of my signature. Poor Odysseas Elytis. Our name is not our soul anymore.

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  • Risto the Great
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    I am surprised it happened in P'p'zhani ... so many people from there are such proud Grkomani in the Diaspora.

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  • Makedonetz
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    Yes that was a nice cover up the vlach! tried thought greeks were brighter than that making his avatar so obvious!

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  • Soldier of Macedon
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    He's still here, on borrowed time, posing under the name of kissing lions or some other garbage.

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  • Babaria in Papagianni Florinas - Popozhani Lerinsko

    Wish Thessa was still here so i could shove this in his big fat hell-ass face. Found more video about the acient macedonian dance greece forbidded us to use this,very interesting.





    Ajde!!! Makedoncite!

    Babaria is a Macedonian tradition. During the mid 1990s, the village of Papagiannis (Popozhani) in the Florina (Lerin) district faced strong opposition from Greek authorities for publicly advertising the event in the city of Florina. What was the crime? The sign was written with the native Macedonian word "Babaria" instead of the Greek word "Karnavali". No village had ever used a Macedonian word in public before due to fear and intimidation from the Greek state. Since then, tensions have calmed and the Babaria tradition has become active again among Macedonians in the region. Indeed, this was a major step forward for the preservation and acceptance of native Macedonian culture in Greece. No longer must this Macedonian event be labeled under the Greek word "Karnavali".

    Dating back to centuries ago, the Babaria custom takes place in the Florina (Lerin) region on New Years Day, in honor of the regeneration of the earth and the fertility of soil. The central character of the traditional event is a bride who also symbolizes the notion of fruitfulness. Moreover, there are some vile entities whose objective is to kidnap the woman.

    The participating men disguise themselves; their costumes and masks are made of lamb skin. The group consists of 10 to 15 young men of the village who carry bells around their waist.

    These young men take charge of giving away the bride to the groom safe and sound and preventing her from the spiteful human beings who lie in ambush. The characters incarnated by the disguised persons are the grandfather, the old woman, the priest with his censer, the doctor with his medicines and the ragged man also called the hunchback who teases the bride.

    The bride is a man wearing a local wedding dress and small horse bells. The group of young men go from one house of the village to the other. The head of each family has to give them the one tenth of the harvest in kind (wine, rakija, sausages, bread etc.).

    Moreover, the town echoes to the sounds of the bagpipes, the pipe and the snare drums. The event culminates in the thrashing of the would-be fiancÚs and the hunchback.
    Last edited by Makedonetz; 10-24-2010, 01:15 PM.
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