night in Seli For
another year, on Virgin Mary’s celebrations Eve, the Armani night has
taken place, as it has been for years now, at the public
, a village set on Mt Vermio at 1400 m altitude. Both natives and
thousands of visitors enjoyed the melodic voice of Giorgos Manekas, who
gave a unique performance of Armani songs accompanied by Fotis
Karaviotis Band. The crowd had a splendid evening and danced till dawn.
The Armani night is a well-established event and everybody knows that
"at the15th of August eve whoever wants to take part in an Armani
feast and enjoy himself .he has to go to Seli".
in Thermi - Thessaloniki
The Armani Club of Veria at Thermi-Thessaloniki made an impressive
appearance at the local meeting of Armani People, held by the Armani
Cultural Club of Thermi-Triadio. There the so called “Big Dance” was
presented and also farming life scenes (skaro) , dances and songs
too. Everybody present enjoyed a true Armani night. Thermi Armani Club,
Serres Armani Club and
- Karitsa Club have also participated.
Our Club participated the festivities in Milovista, an old Armani
village at Mt Peristeri in the area of Monastiri (
). Our Club presented a chorus of Armani songs, also songs performed by
Giorgos Manekas and Stergios Dardakoulis and a big dancing group
accompanied by Fotis Karaviotis and Dimitris Parashos Band.
exhibition in Xerolivado The
photo exhibition that was arranged by the Club (19-25th July) in
Xerolivado village (another Armani village set on Mt Vermio) celebrating
Profit Helias Day was a big success. At the appropriately decorated hall
of the Tourist Club of Xerolivado, more than 200 old photos were
exhibited, mainly from Veria and the Armani villages of Mt Vermio. Local
people and many visitors visited the photo exhibition. Everybody had
only flattering words to say for the exhibition and many of them kindly
offered some photos of their own to enrich the Club’s photo archive.
Meeting of Armani in Preveza The
Armani Club of Veria made an impressive appearance during the 19th
Meeting of Armani in Preveza (14-
16th June 2002
). On Friday 14th our Club presented a 12 member chorus that performed
Armani songs, taken by the rich Armani tradition, in a unique authentic
way. On Saturday and Sunday our dancing group, consisted of all ages,
presented Armani dances and songs performed by Giorgos Manekas. During
the festivities photos from the Club’s archive were exhibited on
of the Club’ s new Building
The openings of the Club’ s new Building took place on a glamorous
feast on Wednesday 24th of April 2002.
of citizens of Veria participated, Armani and friends of the Club, the
political leadership, representatives of every authority and Club in
town and representatives of many Armani Clubs all over
. Very impressive was the parade with men on horses in front, followed
by a band playing music, women carrying gifts and young people all
dressed up in authentic Armani suits marching the central avenues of
Veria under a "rain" of flowers.
president of the Club Takis Galaitsis with a brief speech saluted the
crowed and thanked all those who contributed in the purchase of the
building, especially the
for the implementation of the building’s restoration. He pointed out
that although it is the Club’s property it also "belongs" to
all the people of Veria as it suits to a monument like this building.
The Club’s goal is this building to become a
of the Armani Language.
president of the municipal enterprise "Ifestos" Takis Petkos
said a few things about the restoration works of the building and the
main speaker Mayor of Veria Giannis Hasiotis referred mainly to the
cultural potentials that will arise in the city after the restoration of
many other old buildings.
After the opening
ceremony dancing groups presented Armani dances in "Orologiou"
square, an historic
, which eventually turned to a public feast till
dancing on songs performed by Giorgos Manekas and Stergios Dardakoulis.
Celebration (women’ s committee) Highlights of the accustomed
tradition of "egg crashing" organized by the women’s
committee of the Club on Wednesday 15th of May 2002 presented at the
hall of the Club’s new building. The display was attended by a huge
crowd of women and was crowned by success. All women expressed their
will to help in any way the activities of the Club.
Armani Clubs of Imathia and
regions decided common actions and meetings
At the initiative of the Cultural Armani Club and its Friends from Ano
Grammatiko, a meeting of Armani Clubs from
and Imathia regions took place on Saturday 23rd of March 2002. The
purpose of this meeting was to contact and acquaintance with each other
and to seek possibilities of collaboration among the Clubs of the
the meeting, the discussions made were mainly about the Armani language.
All parts were greatly concerned about for the preservation of the
Armani language and everybody expressed his strong will to fight for its
the end of the meeting the following were decided:
collaboration of the Clubs in all levels
organize and establish annual meetings (festivities) in a different
place of the region each year.
actions to promote the Armani culture and language.
use Regional, National and European programs and actions to achieve
the above goals.
form an informal coordinative team, with the participation of one
member from each Club, to promote the goals previously mentioned.
Cultural Armani Club and its Friends from Ano Grammatiko, Veria Armani
Club, Naoussa Armani Club, Kria Vrisi "Pyrros" Hypirotic Club
and Traditional Armani Club of Klivia – Skydra, agreed all mentioned
Ladies Ball The annual Ladies Ball organized by
the women committee of Veria Armani Club on Wednesday 6th of M
arch at “Elia Hall” was a great success. The ball was done under the
occasion of “Woman Day”(8th March). After a brief speech by Mrs.
Elvira Fourkioti who’s in charge of the women committee the dance
begun. Giorgos Manekas accompanied by Fotis Karaviotis’ Band performed
the songs. Everything was excellent: the hall, the menu and the service
were perfect. All women were expressed with flattering words for the
well-organized ball and promised to help the Club whenever needed. They
also expressed their worries about Armani language, which is vanished
day by day.
2002 Calendar of Veria Armani Club
The 2002 Calendar of Veria Armani Club was released with
subject:” Less spoken languages” in the European Union. The
texts based on E.U. documents and valid publications, present
the linguistic variety worldwide and especially in the European
countries and the legal status quo for the protection of the
languages. Along with the script there are old photos from the
first half of the 20th century, showing the Armani daily routine
mainly from Veria, and a linguistic map with the less spoken
languages recognized and protected by the E.U, among them the
Armani language too.