April 14, 2021
The custom of Kyra Sarakosti (Mrs Sarakosti) is one of the oldest customs associated with Easter celebration.
He always served as a calendar to measure weeks from Clean Monday to the Holy Week, as Kyra Sarakosti has 7 feet, one for each week of the fasting period.
Kyra Sarakosti, in most areas, was a paper painting, depicting a woman, which looked like a nun, with 7 feet, crossed hands because she prays, a cross because he went to church and without mouth because he is fasting. At the end of each week, starting on Saturday after the clean Monday, I did a foot. The latter had the great Saturday. This piece of paper folded it well and hid it on a dry fig or nut (area of Chios), which placed with others. Anyone was considered lucky and gourd. In some areas, the seventh leg placed it in the bread of resurrection and anyone who found it melted.
In other parts of Greece, Kyra Sarakosti is made of dough with simple materials and, mainly, very salt to do not spoil. In addition, it did not rise, since they were used as a calendar. Else again, they made it from a cloth and filled with a feather.
Kyra Sarakosti with dough.
Have a great time, with your family by either drawing Kyra Sarakosti or making the dough.