Kozani clock tower
It's been a week since the Apokrias/Carnival celebrations have ended. It's taken me that long to recover from a weekend loaded with food, drinks, kids in costumes and dancing.
Once again, we headed to Kozani for Apokrias. As my husband's family lives in the center of the city, we were only footsteps from a party at all hours. The music didn't stop until about 8:30am each morning, firecrackers went off randomly and everyone on the street seemed to be enjoying themselves. Sleep didn't come easy but since this only happens once a year, we endured.
Our first endeavor was late Saturday afternoon. As we approached the center of town, we had to navigate our way through the dancing crowds until we found one that was filled with familiar faces.
I was perfectly happy finding a seat so that I could enjoy one of my favorite pastimes...people watching. My husband and his sister started to dance with friends. It was a great way to start our weekend...we eased our way into the celebrations.
Our table...(not my smokes)
Kosta dancing with friends
Me...sipping some ouzo, enjoying my surroundings.
Later that evening, I headed back home so that I could get the kids in their costumes so that they could join us. We took them to the center so that they could indulge in cotton candy, balloons and dancing. We had a fantastic time!
Alexandra loves her balloon!
Traditional dancing in the center on Saturday night
A special note for today...
Happy Birthday Christina!