The "Kagkelari" is organised by the villagers and the Cultural Club οf Rodavgi, "Saint Paraskevi - Agia Paraskevi. The traditional dance "Kagkelari", which is part of the Panigiri (πανηγύρι) Festival of Saint Paraskevi, has always been the highlight and the most important moment of the annual cycle of the social life of the people of the village of Rodavgi, Arta, Epirus.
The "Kagkelari", which has its origins deep in the past, takes place twice a year in the village of Rodavgi. The first performance of the dance takes place on the Tuesday after Easter Sunday, and the second performance takes place on the day after the feast day of Saint Paraskevi on 27th July.
According to the local oral tradition the dance is connected to the need for secret communication between Greeks during the Ottoman conquest and it is also believed that it was a good chance for matchmaking. The "Kagkelari" of Rodavgi has been danced in different forms in many other villages of the area.".
Organisation website: http://www.rodavgi-artas.gr
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