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Cretan Dance Event for Peace Involves Over 250,000 Participants

The island of Crete held a “humanitarian-cultural event” with the participation of 250,000 dancers on Saturday.  This marks  the day after the anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945 during WW II. 
The Non Profit Organization “Planet Crete” who organized the event,  also staged “local happenings” in parallel with the main event, “sending out messages of love, peace and fellowship to all the people in the world inviting them to dance and become one”.
At sunset more than 250,000 professional dancers and “friends of Crete” from all parts of the world gathered along the central road axis beween Chania in the west and Agios Nikolaos in the east.  This was a 200,000 kilometer-long stretch.  The participants joined hands and formed a human chain to dance a traditional Cretan dance, the ‘Sigano (slow) Pentozali’.
The organizers established the event as an annual “Day of dance for all the people of the planet”.
(source: ana-mpa)

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