Greek Fire 10. The power of the women's Tsámikos

Thursday, January 28, 2021

At dozens of weddings I've attended in Greece over the years, my favourite part is when the older women lead the ritual dance. At some point during the proceedings, the mothers (and grandmothers!) of the bridal pair will invariably each take a turn as the first dancer at the head of the line. In the islands this is likely to be a Syrtós, in the Peloponnese a Kalamatianós, and on the mainland a Tsámikos.

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