n Evros one can see customs mostly agricultural which are characteristic of Thraka.
The most main of those is named "Mpeis" or "Monk" or "King" and takes place during the carnival and more specifically on Monday of Casein or Shrove Monday. It is a custom that has to do with the cultivation of the land, seeding and harvest.
A second custom is that of "Camel" or "Tziamala" that revives on the eve of New Yearís Day or Christmas.
Another new-year custom of Evros is Sourva. The aim of the custom is to achieve health and a good year for every house of the area.
|n important part of folklore is that of traditional costumes. Although the basic parts of the costumes are the same from village to village, the colors usually differ.
Menís costumes consist of the poutouri (dark coloured breeches), the belt (about 3 meters long), the flannel, the sutane (white cotton shirt), the jacket and the cover for the head. At feet they would wear special clouts for feet instead of socks, and above the rustic shoes.
Womenís costumes included the shirt (usually made of lace), the underskirt, the zitouni (interior vest), the blouse, the short pelisse, the apron (weft-knitted on a loom) and the kerchief.
|haracteristic traditional dances of Evros are zonaradikos, soufliiotouda, hasapikos, tapeinos etc. Finally, a reference should be made to folk musical instruments such as bagpipe and kavali (long reed). Also played are the oud, the clarinet, the violin and the lute.