Village celebrations the same the world over…

Easter Sunday 2010, Pissouri, Cyprus

It was great to be in Cyprus for the Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations, particularly because we had the chance to be a small part of the local village traditions. I have no idea whether there was a deeper meaning to the traditionally dressed women and men seated at tables in the village square, who showed off their dancing skills, but it strongly reminded me of Irish village festivals. The same sense of a close knit community consolidating their identity through a shared event. I guess villages are similar, no matter where they are in the world, the sharing is the same – it’s just the tradition that varies.

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