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Tradition

Cretan folk culture is still alive in Crete and traditions are still widely practised in different regions of the island, especially in the villages. Many of the Cretan traditions have their roots in antiquity, and many are influenced by the various civilizations that established in the island throughout history. Traditions undergo changes through time and re-adjust in the social conditions and environments of each period. Customs and morals, folk art, dances, music and everyday habits are highly important for local people who make great efforts to maintain their traditions and culture. Even in our days, Cretans uphold an undeniable connection to their culture and traditions.