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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2nd Cretan Dance and Serenade Festival in Anogeia

On Sunday, August 10, more than 700 dancers from across Crete gathered in the village of Anogeia in Rethymno to celebrate the second Cretan Dance and Serenade Festival, one of the top cultural events in Crete and Greece. Singers and dancers of all ages gathered in the picturesque village to show the world that the Cretan tradition is still alive. The second Cretan Dance and Serenade Festival spread the message that Crete is united and the younger generations are following the path of Minoan and Curetes. Dressed in traditional Cretan costumes, dance and music groups crossed the village celebrating the rich Cretan tradition. The festivities continued in the village’s central square where local residents and tourists danced to traditional Cretan music. The party lasted until early morning while dancers, musicians and visitors promised to meet again next year and celebrate under the full moon of August.