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The Traditional Easter Customs of Arcadia

On of the most amazing spectacles one can see during Easter in the region of Arcasia, is that which takes place on the night of the Resurrection! The locals contruct hundrends of hot-air balloons out of straw and paper which are set free into the sky the moment of the Resurrection, at the same time as the bells ring and priest declares that “Christ is risen”.

This spectacle fills the dark sky with light and colous creating an extraordinary experience! In addition to that, a friendly competition takes place over who will create the most impressive balloon. This custom only takes place in the specific area and it is rumored that it was influenced by the traditions that seamen brought with them back from their journeys in Asian at the end of the 19th century. It is well worth spending Greek Easter here, if you are up to experiencing something truly unique!

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