As the old saying goes, “to dance is to live and to live is to dance.”
The same exuberance applies at Greek weddings, where dance always plays a major role in the celebration.
The dancing usually begins with a traditional line dance — a kalamatiano or a syrto — depending upon the region or island.
One by one, family members “lead” with the bride and groom. The celebration picks up and the dancing becomes more serious… it’s party time.
Flowers, confetti — even dollar bills — often cover the dance floor as friends and family crowd around to watch the bride or groom perform a Zeibekiko — the ultimate solo dance of the Greeks.
For one bride, her wheelchair didn’t prevent her from taking full part in her own wedding Zeibekiko dance.
Not even close.
She took the floor to continue a beloved Greek tradition, a video of which on Facebook has garnered more than 100,000 views.
This is one of those videos that deserve to be viral.
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