Category: Elements inscribed on the National Inventory of ICH

“Genitsaroi kai Mpoules” tis Naousas [«Γενίτσαροι και Μπούλες» της Νάουσας], Carnival season custom

This is a Carnival [Apokria – Αποκριά] custom held in the town of Naousa, in Northern Greece. Its main characteristics are masquerades and disguise, wearing masks, singing patinades [πατινάδες] while wandering in procession through the streets of the historic and heroic town of Naousa, pausing at specific crossroads or squares, where participants dance the traditional […]