In this Monday March 11, 2019 photo combination, men wearing masks that include a meter- tall, ribbon-covered formation topped with a foxtail pose for photos in the village of Sochos, northern Greece, as they participate in a Clean Monday festival. Springtime in northern Greece is ushered with loud and colorful festivals, many hailing from centuries-old traditions, later tied to the religious calendar. In villages across the region, there are drums, ear-piercing pipe music, customs passed on from grandparents, and the centerpiece of many of the region’s celebrations: Masks.
In this Monday March 11, 2019 photo combination, men wearing masks that include a meter- tall, ribbon-covered formation topped with a foxtail pose for photos in the village of Sochos, northern Greece, as they participate in a Clean Monday festival. Springtime in northern Greece is ushered with loud and colorful festivals, many hailing from centuries-old traditions, later tied to the religious calendar. In villages across the region, there are drums, ear-piercing pipe music, customs passed on from grandparents, and the centerpiece of many of the region’s celebrations: Masks. Petros Giannakouris AP Photo
In this Monday March 11, 2019 photo combination, men wearing masks that include a meter- tall, ribbon-covered formation topped with a foxtail pose for photos in the village of Sochos, northern Greece, as they participate in a Clean Monday festival. Springtime in northern Greece is ushered with loud and colorful festivals, many hailing from centuries-old traditions, later tied to the religious calendar. In villages across the region, there are drums, ear-piercing pipe music, customs passed on from grandparents, and the centerpiece of many of the region’s celebrations: Masks. Petros Giannakouris AP Photo