The mirth, the pleasantries, the teases and mainly the disguises dominate during Carnival, a period totally different from any other part of the year. The clothing, the grouping, the adoration, the itinerary, the musical repertory, the dances, the barrel organs and the participants preserve the same rules through centuries.
From 3 March to 14 March
Central element is the custom of "Boules" or "Janissaries and Boules". It is a custom with deep roots which incorporated elements of the local tradition and heroic fights throughout its many centuries history. The custom begins on the first Sunday of the Carnival where the groups visit the houses of their members and celebrate and continues on Monday. It is also repeated on Sunday of Carnival (Tyrinis) and Shrove Monday where the groups and the crowd celebrate with traditional delicacies and the famous wine of Naoussa in the square of Alonia. On Sunday of Ordodoxy all groups meet in the region of "Spilaio" in order to celebrate with traditional pies, special desserts made in pans and abundant wine.
The central element is the custom of "Boules" or "Janissaries and Boules". It is a custom with deep roots which incorporated elements of the local tradition and heroic fights throughout its many centuries history.
Parades on the streets
The Municipality of Naoussa is located at the western department of the Prefecture Imathia, has a population of 22.288 residents (inventory E.S.Y.E. 2001, FEK 715/[B]'/12-6-2002) is the capital of the homonym Province and is 18 km away from Veria, 90 km away from Thessaloniki and 510 km away from Athens.
Dim. Vlachou, Naousa 592 00, Grecia