Hoirosfagia

Hoirosfagia (pig slaughter) is a very old custom, revived the period November-December in Syros’s villages.

It is revived up to these days with each and every detail from the tradition and the ceremony. All together, women, men and children take part in Hoirosfagia.

Hoirosfagia include raising the pig and its slaughter just before Christmas. One of the aspects of this custom is to take advantage of every part of the pig. The animal is cut in many pieces, so as to locals can prepare many local delicacies, to be able to feed their family during winter. Sausages, pihti, louza and glyna are just some of these dishes and you can still find them in Syros.

Hoirosfagia, as classic greek custom could not but be accompanied with big feasts, music and dancing till dawn.