Those following Saturdays in Praisos area villages as in all Greece are called Psychosavata (Saturdays of the souls ) because are performed Mnimosina (Memorial Services) dedicated to the souls. For these services are prepared plates with boiled wheat called kollyva which represent the souls of the beloved persons. All the plates are masterpieces of decoration with crosses and other designs made of almonds, pomegranate seeds, rasins etc. on a white sugar background. Kollyva are blessed during the service and after are shared and are eaten for forgiveness of dead souls'sins. Our prayers for the souls of the departed are aiming to influence God to show mercy to them
Οι ψυχές των αγαπημένων. The souls of our beloved ones
Οι ψυχές. The souls
Πιάτο με κόλλυβα από την περιοχή Πραισού.Plate with kollyva from Praisos area.