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Aiginio is a town in the prefecture of Pieria, in Central Macedonia, built at the northeastern end of the Pieria Mountains, near the Aliakmonas River. Its residents are locals, refugees from eastern Thrace (1923) and refugees from Eastern Romulia (Kavakli and Akbunar, 1925).

This exchange of populations contributed to the development of a rich cultural activity, by the educational and folklore associations that they founded. The association of the native Macedonians and Eastern Thracians is called "Dimitra" (founded in 1966) and the other of the North Thracians and East Romylians is called "Eastern Romylia" (founded in 1977).

The filmmaker, a visitor to Aiginio on October 28, 1980, the day of the celebration of the national anniversary of Greece entering World War II, records an event of the two associations with traditional dances of their places, in the central square of Aiginio .

The members of the association "Eastern Romylia" are recognized by the hat they wear named “the kalpaki”. Both associations keep the traditions alive with the help of their competent dance teachers.

The dances that are presented are named Koftos, Baiduska and Sygnathistos.

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Petridis Giannis

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2K

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Super 8mm