Emily and Phoebe

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Pinch, punch...

... first day of the month! Or, as we say here in Greece, kalo mina (good month).

On March 1st, celebrated in Greece as the first day of spring, it is traditional to tie a red and white thread around your child's wrist. Phoebe's (look closely, it's there) was done for her by her teacher at nursey school.
I'm not actually sure what the significance of this might be. Knowing Greece as I do, it probably has something to do with warding off the evil eye (an ever-present danger).


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