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Be Unplugged! The Patras Carnival in Greece Kicks Off

The annual Patras Carnival, the largest in Greece, will open on Saturday with a ceremony at the main square of Aghios Georgios. This year's theme...

Patra Carnival Parades Return After Three-Year Ban

The Patras Carnival Parade returns on the weekend February 25-26, after a three-year ban to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Apokries: Carnival Season in Full Swing in Greece

Carnival celebrations in Greece, or “Apokries,” started at the weekend and will culminate next weekend. Young and old carnival-goers flooded the streets all over the...

Car Crashes into Carnival in Belgium Leaving Six Dead

A car crashed into revelers at a carnival parade in Belgium on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and 10 people with severe...

Apokries: Greek Carnival Season Reaches Peak this Weekend

Carnival celebrations in Greece, or "Apokries," are some of the most beloved traditions in the country. Celebrated before the period of Great Lent, or "Sarakosti,"...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities...

Greece Ready to Enjoy Clean Monday Delicacies, Despite Carnival Ban

As we all know, this year's festivities which would have been part of Carnival weekend and Clean Monday have been banned across Greece due...

Joy in The Time of Coronavirus: Greece Divided Over Carnival Ban

2020 will certainly be a year to remember Greece's Carnival festivities, and the reason is that, for the first time in many decades, the...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Local Communities React to Carnival Cancellation

Local communities in Greece have reacted negatively to the government's decision to cancel all Carnival festivities in the country between February 29 and March...

Defiant Athens to Celebrate Carnival Season Despite Coronavirus Fears

The spread of the coronavirus in Europe is not discouraging the Greek people, who are all set to participate in this year's Carnival season,...