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Greek girls Wedding Tradition & Dance from Central Greece , Thessaly

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Published on Oct 27, 2011

Greece has a big range in traditions , therefore i represent you the thessalian wedding tradition to show a part of the thessalic culture and greek culture in general which is very rich.
Thessaly (known as Aeloia in antiquity, until the Dark Ages) lies in central Greece and borders the regions of Macedonia on the north, Epirus on the west, Central Greece on the south and the Aegean Sea on the east. The Thessaly Periphery also includes the Sporades islands.
It's major communities are Kardítsa (Καρδίτσα) Lárisa (Λάρισα) Néa Ionía (Νέα Ιωνία) Tríkala (Τρίκαλα) Vólos (Βόλος) Elassona (Ελασσόνα) Farsala (Φάρσαλα)
The Plain of Thessaly, which lies between Mount Oeta/Othrys and Mount Olympus, is the site of the battle between the Titans and the Olympians.
Thessaly is also the leading cattle-raising area of Greece, and Vlach shepherds shift large flocks of sheep and goats seasonally between higher and lower elevations....
In mythology, Thessaly was homeland of the heroes Achilles and Jason, as well of mythological creatures and peoples, Centaurs, Lapiths , Phlegyans and Myrmidons. Ancient tribes in Thessaly mentioned by Homer or other poets were: Aeolians, Magnetes, Perrhaebi and Pelasgians.

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