Dear StreetHunters.net Readers,
Every year in my home town of Rethymno in Crete, there is a time for carnival festivities. It is a season that lasts around a couple of weeks and it transforms my little town into a surreal place, filled with the most amazing people that gather from all over Greece. There are 3 major events that take place during that time. The first one is what we call “Tsiknopempti” which is a day when all Greeks celebrate by eating grilled meat. The second big event, one week later, is the Carnival Night Parade that starts on a Saturday night and ends early in the morning and the third and most important event is the actual Carnival Day that is full of parades, dancing, laughing and celebrations. During that time Rethymno is always overbooked and overcrowded and everyone is happy! That means that everyone loves to have their photo taken too, so it is an ideal place to be if you are a Street Photographer like me.
This Street Hunt was recorded on Tsiknopempti night, the first of the three major events mentioned above.