Xanthi, the Thracian town at the Balcanic neighbourhood, where different population groups co-exist, presents two festive institutions that are oraganised by the Municipal Company of Development (D.E.A.X.)
The institution having the longest duration is the one of Xanthian Carnival-Thracian Folk Festival which started in 1966. Born in an era of urbanization and industrialization- in a critical era as far as the economic status is concerned, but as well as issues of identity are concerned-, has outlined a forty plus course, that went through a variety of phases of development and alteration ending up to what it is today. Xanthian Festival presents a series of activities that concern music, dance and theatre, exhibitions with artistic or other content, orations, book presentations and film projections. During those two weeks of organising all the above events, of vast importance is the form of social accomplishment, the revelry, which one may meet to different places and forms. The institution ends with the carnival parade and the custom of burning Tzaros’ effigy.
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ikeharel (46976) 2014-02-25 8:26
Stunning red and orange parade, all participants wearing the same.
Vivid and vibrant scene, everyone looks to be on the move - and collected its dynamism superbly.
rychem (15440) 2014-02-25 9:09
Carnival is an optimistic event, this optimism we can see in your photo, nice scene with dancing people and eyecatching orange colors, very well seen and done
luciola (2728) 2014-02-25 9:28
Fantastic pic of yellow color. Dynamic photo.
PaulVDV (18724) 2014-02-25 10:35
A colourful feast for the eyes. Perhaps for some passers by a pain for the eyes :)
December is very early to celebrate carnival.
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (13507) 2014-02-25 23:49
This is a colorful shot of the dance team. Great clarity and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
Nicou (109695) 2014-02-26 2:03
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe image tous ces personnages en orange quelle vue et ces beaux cotumes grandisoe vue et cpatage.
Bravo et amitié
Kielia (21953) 2014-02-26 6:27
carnival is a great time for photographers. You are presenting a very nice action shot with a fantastic mood. The composition is excellent. The orange colors are really attracting the eyes; my compliments!
williamcoombs1 (245) 2014-02-26 6:59
This is such a fun photo, vibrant with colour and motion! Even the confetti and streamers on the ground add to the festival feeling. You capture so many gestures and emotions in the crowd. Tremendous photo!
Enjoy a great day, Costantino.
photographer_sg (863) 2014-02-26 7:48
Beautiful composition with vibrant colours and a great sense of movement. Informative note on the folk culture which has enriched our arts and music to such a great extent. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good evening.
RhodieIke (10379) 2014-02-26 13:34
A riot of colour, looks like everyone is having a great time in this carnival.
Well managed, super note, Tfs,
JBPedroso (42) 2014-02-26 15:05
Have carnival in Greece? All rigths!
Best pic, with nice peoples!
Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Silvio1953 (109295) 2014-02-27 10:20
Ciao Costantino, bella ed allegra, magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio
Gigidusud (11649) 2014-02-28 7:11
A beautiful carnaval scene well captured. Well done!
abmdsudi (35340) 2014-03-02 7:31
A photographer's paradise......and you took full advantage, a vibrant festival shot must be a fantastic affair that seems like much fun and frolic was had by all including you. Stunning colour and what a great atmosphere to witness and capture. Simply awesome catch, Congrats. TFS.