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    Posted: 01 Oct 2018 at 2:00pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 2018 at 9:53am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 2018 at 7:48am
Happy October forumsters 🤗
I ❤️ Corfu Holidays
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 2018 at 6:55am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. Enjoy October folks. Beer
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Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) to you all. Have a wonderful September. The sun has got it's hat on again after a few blips in the weather. Cool
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2018 at 2:19pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2018 at 5:45am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) to you all. Have a wonderful August. 
Very hot in Corfu so take care in the sun, even when it is overcast and there is a breeze. Cool

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jul 2018 at 11:54am
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Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. Have a wonderful July. The weather seems to have broken now and we have a sunny Corfu. Cool
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 2018 at 5:39am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. Have a wonderful June. The weather here in sunny Corfu is beautiful. Cool
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2018 at 1:06pm
Thank you Elliemay it's only peeking through in not so summery England but glad the Islands are enjoying that special Greek sun 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 will be there in September and just rebooked villa for June 2019 😎😎

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2018 at 9:32am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) to you all. The sun has got his hat on. Hip-hip-hiphooray. The sun has got his hat on and is coming out today.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 2018 at 9:02am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 2018 at 5:38am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) to you all. Have a wonderful April, spring has sprung and the weather is getting much better awaiting your visits to enjoy this awesome island.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:14am
What a lovely custom Elliemay, thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

Kalo Mina everyone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 5:52am
March is the first month of spring in Greece and there is a lovely custom to welcome its arrival.

On the 1st of March it is customary to braid bracelets. These bracelets are called ‘Martis’. The word ‘Martis’ is March, in Greek. They are made of red and white string and are tied onto the wrists. Folk superstition has it that people wear these bracelets so that the sun of early spring does not burn their cheeks. The colour of these bracelets is red and white, symbolising rosy cheeks and a white complexion.

More specifically, red is meant to symbolise vitality, health and love, victory, life and courage, the light of a rising or setting sun and the white colour is said to be a sign of beauty, purity, innocence and joy.

This is the day of the year that Yiayia would say:

‘Απού ‘χει κόρη ακριβή, του Μάρτη ο ήλιος μην τη δει’

This translates to: “If you have a precious daughter, don’t let the sun of March see her”. In earlier years, a woman’s beauty was defined by her white soft skin. Many grandmothers would not let their daughters or granddaughters spend much time under the sun unprotected.

Traditionally girls would wear the red and white twisted thread around their writs from the first day of spring until the end of March, and then the red and white threaded bracelet would be hung on roses. They say that by hanging the thread on red roses, it will redden the young girl’s checks and will then be taken by birds to build their nests. Some people also chose to keep the martaki until Easter time and burn it in the fire of the resurrection candle.

Every region of Greece has their own variation of this tradition, however most kids in Greece and the Diaspora will be sporting a red and white bracelet on their wrists today.

Happy March all!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 4:28am
Kalo Mina (καλό μήνα) one and all. March blows in with chilly winds. Soon be Summer. Cool
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