Makrinitsa's touristic development begins in the 1960's, when its residents realise that they have to maintain their characters, to propose their particularities, their customs and traditions. Their worries find a way out with the establishment of the "Progressive Association of Makrinitsa", with the revival of the unique folklore tradition "Maedes" and the erection of the Museum of Folk Art and History of Pelion. This great cultural intervention led the community at the beginning of 1990's to the organization of cultural events that were established and their fame was spread all aver Greece. Since 1991 and every summer from 15th july until 30th september, cultural events named "Makrinitsa" are organized by the community with painting, photography and sculpture exhibitions, theatrical music and Greek song concerts and at the peak, the presentation of the folklore tradition "Maedes".
This text is cited September 2004 from the Community of Makrinitsa URL below, which contains images
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