“HASKARI” (APOKRIES)

Posted:
1st March 2016

Please join, The Society of Kastorians “OMONOIA”, together with the Benevolent Society Ladies of Kastoria, to the celebration of the old Kastorian tradition, “Haskari”

We encourage you to bring your children and grandchildren. There will be plenty of food and drinks.

What is “Haskaris”
It is a Kastorian tradition that takes place on Meat fare (Apokries) Sunday. After dinner everyone has a great time by trying to catch in their mouth a hard boiled egg that hangs by a wooden stick (klosti). The meaning of this tradition is symbolic. An egg begins the fast of Great Lent just as with an egg the fast is broken on Holy Saturday, the night of the Resurrection.

Sunday, March 13, 2016
1:00 pm
Kastorian Cultural Center
150-28 14th Avenue
Whitestone, NY

P1000386

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