Greek Traditional Ethnic Costumes
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EPIRUS GIRL The costume consists of: dress, vest, apron . The buckle the head scarf and the necklace are sold separately from region Epirus more costumes like: ZITSA EMBROIDERY ,SOULIOTISSA WOMAN ,EPIRUS ZITSA WOMAN ,EPIRUS EMBROIDERY ,EPIRUS GIRL ,
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The Ottoman period was extremely painful for the Continent, the croplands were Muslims, and many Epirus forced to leave the area for a better life. There were isolated areas along the coast that were under Venetian rule until the late 15th century. where the Ottoman conquest was completed in Epirus (Preveza, Parga etc.). The area has been a major focus uprisings that of Dionysius the Philosopher, who katapnigike blood in 1611. Since the 17th century, many merchants from Ioannina, Metsovo, Zagori and other areas contributed to its benefits in the mental recovery of the site with the construction of schools and libraries. Some of them were the Apostle Arsakis, brothers George Manthos and madder, Michael Tositsas, Simon Sinas, Zosimus brothers, brothers Evangelos and Konstantinos Zappas, Christakis Zografos and many others. Noteworthy is the contribution of many teachers of Epirus season (Balanos Vasilopoulos, Neophytos Doukas Athanasios Psalidas etc.). Epirus was one of the areas heavily cultivated ideas of the Greek Enlightenment. Not excessive expression referred to Ioannina (Ioannina) at the time, it is the first in chariots, in money and in letters. In the 18th century, with the gradual decline of the Ottoman Empire took the Pasha of Ioannina Muslim-Albanian (Tourkalvani) Ali Pasha by Tepeleni (1788). For a time it controlled a vast area (Western Greece, Peloponnesus), but remained famous long-lasting conflict between the army and Souli, whom burnout and forced them to divest their ancestral homes after intrigues (1803). Ali Pasha was a clever diplomat, but with the intrigues to gain more and more influence, angered by the Sultan, who ordered the beheading of. The Revolution of 21 as the release of Arta
Two of the three founding members of the Society of Friends who have paved the way for the Revolution was from Epirus, Nicholas Skoufas and Athanasios Tsakalof (from Arta and Ioannina respectively). When the Revolution broke out in 1821 many towns and villages in the region raised the flag of revolution and Epirus actively involved in conflicts, both within and outside of Epirus. By the end of the Revolution (1830), the continent received at the fledgling Greek state. But there was a particularly strong contribution of Epirus benefactors to strengthen the state, such as George Stavrou, founder and first director of the National Bank of Greece, Georgios Averof, founder of the National Technical Faculty. The first Prime Minister of Greece (as a constitutional monarchy) was from Epirus John Kolettis from Syrrako. 20th century
The Treaty of Berlin of 1881 gave Greece the district of Arta and the Balkan wars of 1912-13 and annexed the rest of Epirus. But eventually Gjirokastra and Korca regions, namely the Northern Continent, awarded to the then newly Albania after great pressure from the Italian diplomats. With the forced departure of the Greek army in 1914 from Northern Epirus, for Northern formed their own autonomous government and army successfully faced the attacks of the Albanian gendarmerie and Albanian irregulars, until forced by the Albanian government to sign the Protocol of Corfu which recognized the independence of the region and the political and religious rights of its inhabitants. On the outbreak of the First World War, the Greek army entered northern continent again, but because of ethnic division in 1916 it was occupied by the Italians. Although the Peace Conference in Paris in 1919, awarded the area to Greece, diplomatic machinations, especially in Italy, and the Greek-Turkish war of 1919-1922, contributed to attach the Northern Epirus in Albania in 1924. Mussolinis Italy occupied Albania in 1939 and on October 28, 1940 declared war on Greece. But after the victorious advance of the Greek army, Northern Epirus was released for the third time. The Greco-Italian War was important on a global scale as it was the first victory over the Axis in World War II. But the attack Germany in April 1941 through Yugoslavia, followed by capitulation of Greece. The continent occupation period belonged to the Italian occupation zone and later with the surrender of Italy to the Allies (1943), belonged to the German zone. In the mountains of Epirus were fierce battles in the civil war between the ELAS and EDES, even before completion of the withdrawal of the Germans from the region. Epirus war was one of the most neglected, economically, the country, with many Epirus to leave for abroad for a better life. Over the past two decades has made great upsurge of tourism in the region, especially in the summer in coastal areas, but even in winter the mountain (especially in Zagori and Metsovo).
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