Married Marias, I think. We Once wished a teenaged Maria Xronia Polla and her Mum gently admonished us as, "Today is for married women called Maria. The day for single women is ...." I don't remember the actual date and don't have time to look it up right now.Kilkis wrote:name days for women called Maria. I think mostly older women but I am not sure.
It was actually the 16th, must have done it the next day, the taverna was Matigis and yes the better half was driving as I drove to the taverna, you know how I like to do my bit. We just decided to go for a quiet meal but when we got there live music was on. Excellent night.Kilkis wrote:That would be August 15 not 16. I always said you were a day behind everybody else? Can you remember which tavernas this was at? I guess if this was with a Greek parea and she who must be obeyed was driving, then probably not?
It's known as the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. It's a national holiday and one of the name days for women called Maria. I think mostly older women but I am not sure. Visit Tinos then and it is a sea of black as women, especially widows, go there on pilgrimage.
Maud wrote: Re plate smashing.........I always thought it was more of a Cypriot tradition?
Reminds me of the classic 'Only Fools and Horses' episode in which Delboy's restaurateur friend was booked for a party where plate smashing was planned so extra crockery was needed. Delboy had a source, got the order and supplied the plates but, unaware of the plate throwing, provided unbreakable plastic ones.Maud wrote:I gather plastic or plaster plates are used more these days.
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