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The one-day thread which surrounds Varos yearly

  Around 1916, a sudden illness struck Varos. It was named plaque and many people died. During this great confusion a woman of the village dreamt of Saint Charalambos who advised her to spin thread in one day from cotton which was cultivated in the area and to use this thread to surround the village. The next day, all the women of the village did exactly what the Saint said and the village was saved from the epidemic. From then on, every year during Lent, the women gather in a large area, spin thread which is made in triple pieces and make thirteen balls of thread. The procession starting from the church is led by the minister of the village and a woman holding the balls of the one-day thread. At the small church of Saint-Charalambos they stop first for prayers and they continue by surrounding the village with the thread.
(From Lemnos Newspaper)

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