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    According to an ancient custom, the women of the Greek city of Monokklissia take complete control for one day in January every year.

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    Dancing women; man running.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: According to an ancient custom, the women of the Greek city of Monokklissia take complete control for one day in January every year. This year it happened yesterday (Sunday).

    When the women take over, the men do the housework and all the other jobs usually done by their wives. Once the women have left the men to get on with the work, men who approach the ladies risk being beaten up or chased by women holding buckets of water.

    The women spend the day in cafe and taverns drinking and playing games. Then they start dancing -- while the menfolk look on from a safe distance. The women keep up the festivities all night -- then go back to their household chores until next year's "ladies' day."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LHYRC14FUIT4USNJIM39U86J
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LHYRC14FUIT4USNJIM39U86J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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