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Bourani Phallic Festival
Every year on the first Monday of Lent visitors come from far afield to revel in one of the strangest festivals in the world. The Buorani festival in Tyrnavos celebrates fertility and all things penis shaped including a phallus parade which features penis costumes, fake penises, penis masks, and phallus floats.
The festivities begin as residents dance around a huge cauldron of spinach soup as they wave penis-shaped objects and sing lewd songs. The festival is thought to date back to 1898.
Masquerade Masks, and homemade phalluses traditionally made of clay or bread are worn by all participants. The festival culminates with a parade and hundreds of people dancing around a giant red penis pillar. The Greek Orthodox church has repeatedly tried to ban the festival due to its pagan roots but they have been unsuccesful