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The Barefoot Fire-Walking Ritual of Anastenaria Lives On in Greece

Hundreds of people descend on the town of Langadas near Thessaloniki each year in late May to participate in the ancient ritual of "Anastenaria" in which barefoot people walk on glowing coals. The communities which celebrate this ritual are descended...

The Anastenaris of Lagada: The Mystical Ceremony of the Firewalkers (video)

The custom of firewalking, the Anastenaria, was brought to life this year at the feast of Saints Constantine and Helen, in the city of Lagada, Thessaloniki. It took place from Sunday May 21 to Tuesday, May 23, revived by...