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Dancing takes place, often in traditional costumes. In a unique celebration on Patmos, the Last Supper is reenacted at the Monastery of St. John the Divine. Tip: Tourists must dress appropriately during this special time. Shorts, miniskirts, and sleeveless shirts will not only offend Greeks, but will prohibit your entry to religious sites. 3 GREECE CALENDAR OF EVENTS M AY May Day. On this important urban holiday, families have picnics in the country and pick wildflowers, which are woven into wreaths and hung from balconies and over doorways.
The holiday is marked by the exchange of gifts and a special cake, vassilopita, made with a coin in it; the person who gets the piece with the coin will have good luck. January 1. Epiphany (Baptism of Christ). Baptismal fonts and water are blessed. A priest may throw a cross into the harbor, and young men will try to recover it; the finder wins a special blessing. Children, who have been kept good during Christmas with threats of the kalikantzari (goblins), are allowed, on the 12th day, to help chase them away.
Chaste guardian of young girls. Daughter of Zeus and Metis, born in full armor, from the head of Zeus. Patroness of wisdom and of war. Patron goddess of the city-state of Athens. Son of Zeus and Semele, born from the thigh of his father. God of revel, revelation, wine, and drama. Born from the bright sea foam off the coast of Cyprus. Fusion of Minoan tree goddess and Near Eastern goddess of love and war. Daughter of Zeus. Patroness of love. 5 T H E L AY O F T H E L A N D 6 E AT I N G & D R I N K I N G I N G R E E C E The other day, while waiting to have a haircut in the Peloponnesian village where I spend most of my time in Greece, I eavesdropped on the other customers.