in whole Greece, hence and in Hydra, the island's folkways
are of great interest to the tourists and the local people.
of these is the traditional Wedding that
takes place in Hydra.
It starts with the traditional making of the bed,
in which friends and relatives of the married-to-be throw
on to the sheets money.
The eve before the wedding the future
bride is being shampooed and combed from other married women.
Often the bride does not wear a wedding dress, but the traditional
clothing of Hydra.
Years Eve, the doors of the houses stay opened for the
welcoming of the visitors.
The house owner hangs a ribbon to the quest's neck and invites
him for supper.
Very famous in Hydra
is the annual Carnival where tourists and local people can take
part and enjoy.
The festival is going around all the paths of the main city of
Hydra and it ends at the port with fireworks, as entertainment continues all
Orthodox Easter in Hydra is a unique experience.
From the majestic Orthodox services held outdoors in candlelight
on Good Friday and Good Saturday, to local customs like
the Epitaph in the sea, on Good Friday
evening, in Kamini
Ressurection of Jesus Christ on Good
Sunday is being held
in a very religious atmosphere and with the light of the
This ends with the traditional burning
is a great opportunity for anyone to enjoy custom dances
during the day and fireworks at night.