Dionysian goat dance festival of carnival, Island Of Skyros, Greece

Dionysian goat dance festival of carnival, Island Of Skyros, Greece

Dionysian goat dance festival of carnival, Island of Skyros, Greece

Dionysian goat dance festival of carnival, Island of Skyros, Greece

Dionysian goat dance festival of carnival, Island of Skyros, Greece...Evanthia's Island

Dionysian goat dance festival of carnival, Island of Skyros, Greece...Evanthia's Island

The "old man" wears a thick black cloak, white woven breeches and has two or three rows of bells tied round his waist, which together can weigh up to 50 kilos. His face is covered with a goat fleece and he dances in the street, so that the bells he is wearing jangle melodiously.Carnival at Skyros island,Greece

The "old man" wears a thick black cloak, white woven breeches and has two or three rows of bells tied round his waist, which together can weigh up to 50 kilos. His face is covered with a goat fleece and he dances in the street, so that the bells he is wearing jangle melodiously.Carnival at Skyros island,Greece

Goat Dance Costume, Skyros Greece

Goat Dance Costume, Skyros Greece

Masked goat dancer of the Goat Festival held on the Greek Island of Skyros every year.  Processions of masked characters formed an important part of ancient Greek ceremonials, and these practices survive today on Skyros. The festival takes place in late February or early March most years.  Pictures of the Skyros Goat Festival in 2010 copyright Stephanie Hike; used by permission.

Masked goat dancer of the Goat Festival held on the Greek Island of Skyros every year. Processions of masked characters formed an important part of ancient Greek ceremonials, and these practices survive today on Skyros. The festival takes place in late February or early March most years. Pictures of the Skyros Goat Festival in 2010 copyright Stephanie Hike; used by permission.

Masked goat dancer of the Goat Festival held on the Greek Island of Skyros every year.  Processions of masked characters formed an important part of ancient Greek ceremonials, and these practices survive today on Skyros. The festival takes place in late February or early March most years.  Pictures of the Skyros Goat Festival in 2010 copyright Stephanie Hike; used by permission.

Masked goat dancer of the Goat Festival held on the Greek Island of Skyros every year. Processions of masked characters formed an important part of ancient Greek ceremonials, and these practices survive today on Skyros. The festival takes place in late February or early March most years. Pictures of the Skyros Goat Festival in 2010 copyright Stephanie Hike; used by permission.

The dance of "old man" and "korela".Carnival in Skyros island, Greece/ Ο χορός του γέρου και της κορέλας, απόκριες στη Σκύρο.

The dance of "old man" and "korela".Carnival in Skyros island, Greece/ Ο χορός του γέρου και της κορέλας, απόκριες στη Σκύρο.

Απόκριες στη Σκύρο

Απόκριες στη Σκύρο

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