wedding feast (glendi) goes on for hours
and sometimes days with lots of singing, dancing, lyra
music, and eating.
During the ceremony the marriage sponsor ( koumbaros) holds the limelight
together with the couple.
some of these customs have changed over the years, one has the
feeling that there is a continuity in Crete that ties together
the joyful Minoan frescos with there
scenes of games and feasts to the medieval poems of courtly
love like The Erotokritos, to the wild
and rowdy songs
courtship and marriage of modern Crete.