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The custom of Arapides in Nikissiani

The custom of Arapides in Nikissiani

Nikisiani
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On the day of the Epiphany in Nikissiani of Kavala in Municipality of Paggeo performed a ritual known as "Arapides", in disguise because the protagonists dominated by black, with black coats and impressive masks, costumes from sheeps. All teams of "Arapides" "make joint parade in the streets, under the deafening sounds of their bells in order their sound to chase away evil spirits. Two group leaders struggle until the final fall of one. Then, around the fallen leader, they all gather (...)
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