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Gamokouloura

Cretan weddings tradition: Gamokouloura, decorated rolls symbolizing fertility and prosperity, essential in pre-wedding preparations.

Close-up of two Greek ‘Gamokouloura’ means decorative rolls bread

At every Cretan wedding, they make “gamokouloura”. It is such a longstanding custom that it has become a part of history. The decorative rolls are prepared a week before the wedding. A necessity for every wedding, the rolls are decorated with patterns and symbols signifying fertility and prosperity, such as snakes, seeds, birds, grapes, pomegranates, and pine cones.

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