Saint John the Baptist on Agios Efstratios




On the eve of Saint John the Baptist  (24th of June) on Agios Efstratios island, the relatives of the dead decorate the graves with flowers, handmade carpets and biscuits which the priest blesses. The same night the inhabitants gather in a glade and lit three big fires. After they burn the hoops made on the 1st of May, all of them jump over the fires 3 times.




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