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St.Tryfona's Kourmpani

Saint Tryphon, protector of viticulture is honored in Goumenissa.St. Tryphon’s Kourmpani is held on February 1st at the chapel of St. Tryphon.

In the church’s courtyard a kitchen with pots from volunteer cooks is set up and early in the morning the beef is slaughtered and boiled in large cauldrons.

Once the boiling is finished, immediately after the service, the priest blesses it and then he distributes it to the people.

The animal sacrifice is offered by the faithful wine growers to St. Tryphon to protect their production. The famous 'Halkina of Goumenissa" also participate in the celebration, while wine from Goumenissa is offered to the attendees.

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