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The Custom of Pechlivanides

The Custom of Pechlivanides

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The custom of “Pechlivanides” is held in the district of Olvios. On the day of Agios Georgios, by noon, a group of traditional instruments with “tabor” and “zurna”, roam the neighborhoods of the village, and invite the residents to attend wrestling matches. Young wrestlers from different parts of northern Greece, also known as "Pechlivanides" (meaning wrestler in Turkish), are collected in a specially designed space after divided into couples and they struggle covered with (...)
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