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The Epitaph

The procession of the Epitaph on Good Friday is a spectacular ceremony. A few minutes before the Epitaph is carried from the church of the Virgin Mary out to the castle, the village teenagers, who have already taken their positions on the roof-tops and terraces, light thousands of cans: they have placed them in the castle and around the settlement in the previous days.
The sight is impressive and visible from many spots around the island.
This is a relatively new tradition that took place for the first time about twenty years ago. It is based on the older tradition of Santorini of lighting fires in anticipation for the arrival of visitors on ships.

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Πύργος οικισμός - Επιτάφιος
Πύργος οικισμός - Επιτάφιος

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