In Kampos, in the area of Palamas, the "Rugatsaria", customs of the Twelve Days, the Lazaria songs on the Thursday before Lazarus, but also the Karagunikos Gamos are revived during the Halloween period.
Also of interest is the wine festival in Mesenikola, where the new harvest is celebrated with dancing, singing and plenty of wine, while traditional music events are organized in many municipalities of the Prefecture, as part of the "Karaiskakeia" Festival.
During the summer, numerous events take place in an effort to bring the area back to life.
The area's festivals are also impressive with the unique Argitheatian dances and songs.
A special dance of Argithea is the closed dance. It is danced in a circle by men and women in two circles with the men on the outside. The dancers get caught up and at the beginning the dance is slow. From the middle onwards it becomes faster and the dancers hold hands. The "closed" songs are narrative or parables with stories from tradition or local legends with themes mainly of love and strangeness.
The inhabitants of the lowland parts of the Thessalian plain are called Karagounis and we meet them in the population of the northern part of the prefecture of Karditsa, in some villages of Farsala and Trikala.
The etymology of the name perhaps comes from the combination of the words kara and gun (black soil, black clay) or kara and Yunan (black, genuine Greek) or kara and guna (black fur).
Source: Harokopio University