Entry will be free to all Greek archaeological sites, museums and monuments for all visitors from September 22 (Friday) to September 24 (Sunday), on the occasion of European Heritage Days, reports ANA.
The common European theme is living heritage, reformulated in Greece as “Heritage and tradition: testimonies of yesterday and today.”
This year’s theme highlights the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of 2003, emphasizing the role of heritage, its relationship with communities and society, and the continuity of practices and skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. the present.
This year’s events include a wide variety of content, including traditional dances, songs and festive customs from different regions of Greece (some of which have been included in the Depository of Intangible Cultural Heritage); traditional cuisine and Mediterranean diet (daily and festive dishes); traditional professional practices (navigation, irrigation, goldsmithing and jewelry, pottery, cultivation of olive trees and mastic trees, fishing techniques, lumberjacking, etc.); and popular folk beliefs, local traditions and fables, games and toys. Events also include temporary exhibitions of painting, photography and curator-led tours of local monuments, sites and museums as well as places with historical and living memories, highlighting their role in local communities.
A selection of events from the European Heritage Days 2023 will be presented only in digital form and will also be hosted on the country’s social media pages (https://www.facebook.com/EHDaysGR/, https://www.instagram.com/ehpk_greece/).
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