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Rogatsaria: An ancient pagan custom on the eve of the Epiphany.

The Rogatsaria is an ancient pagan custom that is revived each year on the eve of the Epiphany (January 5th). Young men dressed in sheep skins go from house to house, wishing a new year to those they meet along the way. The “troupe” (blouki, in the local dialect) includes the bride, groom, priest, doctor, rural […]