NAOUSSA - Ancient Mieza

The town of Naoussa sits at the foot of Mount Vermion. According to the ancient Greek mythology, Semeli, the mother of God Dionysos, lived on these slopes and that the magnificent dancer Silinos, the faithful companion of the God of vineyard and wine, was born in this area. Here lay the renowned Macedonian Tombs of Lefkadia and Aristotle's school at Isvoria is very close to the town of Naoussa, where Alexander the Great was a student of the great Greek Philosopher.
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Greek Woman wearing the Bridal Costume of Imathia, Macedonia (early 20th Century) © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplio..

Greek Woman wearing the Bridal Costume of Imathia, Macedonia (early 20th Century) © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplio..

Giannitsaros from Naousa, Imathia, historical province of Macedonia, northern GREECE - Γιανίτσαρος από τη Νάουσα (Νομός Ημαθίας)

Giannitsaros from Naousa, Imathia, historical province of Macedonia, northern GREECE - Γιανίτσαρος από τη Νάουσα (Νομός Ημαθίας)

The  mask of Yianitsaros, Naousa, Macedonia Greece  Yianitsaros means Jannisary and is the festival to pay homage to the Greeks of Macdonia who were taken and indoctrinated by Ottoman Turks, Bulgarians and communists to fight against their own people History of Macedonia the ancient kingdom of Greece in modern times

The mask of Yianitsaros, Naousa, Macedonia Greece Yianitsaros means Jannisary and is the festival to pay homage to the Greeks of Macdonia who were taken and indoctrinated by Ottoman Turks, Bulgarians and communists to fight against their own people History of Macedonia the ancient kingdom of Greece in modern times

For the past three years, the Hellas Dancers of Holy Trinity Greek  Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Florida have placed in the top three at  the Hellenic Dance and Choral Festival.  Their dramatic Yianitsari and  Boules presentation, complemented by spectacular and elaborately  detailed armatoliki costumes, is not only a faithful reproduction of  the carnival of Naousa, or Naoussa, but a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.   Naousa is a city in the Imathia Prefecture of Macedonia, Greece.

For the past three years, the Hellas Dancers of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Florida have placed in the top three at the Hellenic Dance and Choral Festival. Their dramatic Yianitsari and Boules presentation, complemented by spectacular and elaborately detailed armatoliki costumes, is not only a faithful reproduction of the carnival of Naousa, or Naoussa, but a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Naousa is a city in the Imathia Prefecture of Macedonia, Greece.

boules

boules

The highlight of the Carnival of Naoussa, Macedonia (in Northern Greece) is the appearance of people disguised as Yianitsari and Boules (Brides).

The highlight of the Carnival of Naoussa, Macedonia (in Northern Greece) is the appearance of people disguised as Yianitsari and Boules (Brides).

A costume of the Genitsaroi on display at the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments in Athens, Greece.

A costume of the Genitsaroi on display at the Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments in Athens, Greece.

Public Park of Naoussa #Macedonia Greece

Public Park of Naoussa #Macedonia Greece

https://flic.kr/p/FrqLvW | Mpoula | carnival, traditional

https://flic.kr/p/FrqLvW | Mpoula | carnival, traditional

MACEDONIAN CLOTHES - AKATHIA IMATHIAS - GREECE   ΑΓΚΑΘΙΑ ΗΜΑΘΙΑΣ.

MACEDONIAN CLOTHES - AKATHIA IMATHIAS - GREECE ΑΓΚΑΘΙΑ ΗΜΑΘΙΑΣ.

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