The Carnival (or Halloween) holds three weeks and ends on Shrove Tuesday. A traditional continental tradition was the gape and skylok'nia. Among women played on the "hasko", where a woman tie a boiled egg and waved with the rope in the air in front of the mouth of each woman. The other tried to catch it with their mouth. Whoever caught the entitled and ate. This game was played by men. "The custom of skylok'nias made the morning of carnival. This custom is recorded in the plains of Assam until 1983 and previously said, you might become and sto village of Petra and the surrounding area. The older remember to children as well as stories of their grandparents. " Reference book of Stefanos Fasias, Year. (2013) "FROM THE CARNIVAL IN EASTER RECORDINGS customs from Campos village ARTA" (ch. E, p. 18).

You can read details about the skylok'nia and gape for Traditional Customs of Epirus in the book "From the carnival to Easter" where to find it at the following link:

 

"ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΑΠΟΚΡΙΑ ΣΤΟ ΠΑΣΧΑ ΚΑΤΑΓΡΑΦΕΣ ΕΘΙΜΩΝ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΧΩΡΙΟ ΚΑΜΠΗ ΑΡΤΑΣ", Συγγραφέας¨Στέφανος Φασιάς

 

 

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