Fishermen's Party in Skala Kallonis
Posted by Christos on Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Unfortunately I cannot be in Lesvos for the official Sardine Festival this year. I was therefore delighted to be invited to an "unofficial Sardine Festival" a few weeks ago! This was a local event for the fishermen and their families and friends, like the Sardine Festival in the old days, with local music and spontaneous dancing - truly traditional - ordinary villagers dancing for themselves, in the way they are in the habit of dancing, rather than semi-professional "dancers" acting the part of ordinary villagers. They went on dancing until the early morning, when the fishermen had to go out in their boats to catch the next day's sardines!

The pictures show fishermen and their friends dancing Syrtos.

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