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 country after a long period during which the coronavirus pandemic limited events. The western city of...
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," begins, Apokries allow revelers to partake in all the food, dance, and celebration they can...
Greece Celebrates Tsiknopempti Under Lockdown
Tsiknopempti is going to look a lot different this year due to Greece's strict anti-virus measures and national lockdown.
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, or “Apokries.” Cities and towns throughout the country have made ready for the colorful festivities which...
Apokries: Carnival Season Kicks Off in Greece
The carnival season, or "Apokries," has arrived once again in Greece, and cities and towns throughout the country are now preparing for a full slate of colorful festivities during the three-week-long celebrations. Apokries culminates on the weekend before "Kathara Deftera,"...
Thousands Dress Up and Party at Sunday's Grand Carnival Parade in Patras
Thousands of visitors and residents of the city of Patras are enjoying the sunny weather by dancing and singing at the Grand Carnival parade on Sunday. The Carnival has been taking place since the 19th century. Every year, approximately 30,000 people...
Greek Carnival Reaches Climax with a Hint of Ancient Dionysian Revels
The Carnival season, or “Apokries” in Greek, is slowly coming to an end this weekend, but not without a bang. Greeks across the country are going to celebrate the last days of freedom before the 40-day Greek Orthodox Lenten...
Experiencing Greece’s Wildest Carnival
The Skyros carnival is not widely known around Greece, however its entertainment and rituals make it one of the wildest events of the Greek carnival season. Describing some of its most peculiar customs and traditions, "Skyros Carnival," a book dedicated...
Greek Carnival and Clean Monday Traditions
The Carnival season, or "Apokries" in Greek, is slowly coming to an end this weekend, but not without a bang. Greeks across the country are going to celebrate the last days of freedom before the Greek Orthodox 40-day Lent...
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