May Day Flowers

This lovely May day flower wreath, or Stephanie as they are known in Greece, was a gift from our Athenian neighbours, who accompanied me this week on part of the trial of a new walk.

Many thanks Sophia for the beautiful and thoughtful gift…

here’s another one she made, on the door of their Athens home….

and another, snapped by Gregoris in Homatero….

and another in Vounaria….

as was this beauty – also in Vounaria village. It’s traditional here to gather flowers on May Day, weave them into wreaths (Stephanies) and hang them over doorways, fences, gates or balconies.They stay in situ until June 23 – St. John’s Eve – when they are taken down and burnt.

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