Corfu Events

Corfu Events

Corfu Events

Date Event
01 January Feast of St Basil. This is associated with a good start for the new year. An old Byzantine custom of slicing the Vassilopita (Basilcake or New Year Cake) gives the person who finds the hidden coin in his slice, good luck for the year.
06 January Epithany. Celebration of the baptism of Jesus. Crosses thrown into the water and young men retrieve it.
07 January Name Day for Yannis and Yanna.
17 January Is Saint Andonis day
18 January Is Saint Athanasios day.
27 January Is Saint Crisostomos day.
02 March Is Saint Theodore day.
19 March Is Crysanthos Day.
25 March Independence day. The Greek National Anniversary and a major religious holiday with military parades in the larger towns and cities. This celebrates Greece's victory in the war of Independence against the Turks who had occupied the country for 400 years. The 25th of March was actually the day Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the flag of national rebellion at the monastery of Agia Lavra in the northern Peleponisos. For Greece, the 25th of March is the equivalent to the 4th of July to Americans. The Greeks celebrate this day with marches and celebrations throughout the country. Consequently, the Acropolis and all other archaeological sites and all museums are closed on this day.You are sup-posed to eat fried bakaliaro (cod) and skordalia (garlic sauce) today.
15 April Is Leonidas name day.
24 April Is Elizabeth's name day.
25 April Is Saint Markos name day.
April Saint Thomas - name day is celebrated the sunday after easter.
April Or beginning of May: Orthodox Easter, so beautiful to be famous in all Greece. First Friday after Easter: town festival in Paleokastritsa.
01 May Labour day and the Feast of the Flowers. There is a general exodus to the country for picnics and the sky is filled with kites. parades and other festivities, also marks the Feast of Flowers.
06 May Makrades Panegyri/Festival.
08 May Festival in Kassiopi for Assumption and the Canoni.
08 May Kassiopi Celebrating a blind boy who after staying in the church over night regained his sight.
08 May Kanoni Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
08 May And 15 August: festival in Kassiopi with the celebration of the Virgin.
10 May Paleokastritsa Panegyri/Festival.
10 May Kassios Dias Trail Race Kassiopi.
12 May Krini Panegyri/Festival.
20 May Feast Alikes Potamos.
21 May Achilles race to finish the square of Benitses.
21 May Celebration of the Unification of the Ionian Islands with the rest of Greece takes place on the island of Corfu.
21 May Is the celebration day of Saints Constantine and Eleni.
31 May And 1 June: Orthodox Pentecost (Christianity).
09 June festivals in Alikes of Potamo, Petalia, Zigo, Potamos.
12 June St. Onofrio's Day celebration in Pelekas.
13 June Arillas The Ascension festival
13 June Analipsi/Kato Korakiana Panegyri/Festival
21 June EUROPEAN MUSIC DAY. June 21st of June is no ordinary day. It's the summer solstice - the longest day of the year. And it is also European ?usic Day. Music all over Greece for three days. If you are in Athens there will be live shows in every square in town.
24 June Festival of the Holy Spirit, town festivals in Kontokali, Stavros, Arghirades, Kastellani of Mesis, Antiperni and Island Othoni, The Saint John festival in Mantouki, Agios Ioannis Fire jumping(Triklino)
29 June Saints Peter and Paul. Festivals in Kombitsi, Stronghili and Vitalades. In the main town of Paxos island (Gaios) there are great celebrations in honor of Saint Gaios.
28/29 June Beach Volleyball tournament Roda.
July In Corfu they have Cricket Week
02 July Madonna of Vlacherena. Procession in Garitsa. Festivals in Garitsa, Acharavi, Kamara and Fontana on Paxos island.
07 July Peroulades Panegyri/Festival.
08 July Celebration of Saint Prokopios with relative festivals in the villages of Kavos, Lefkimnis and Aghios Prokopios.
11/12 July Karousades Panegyri/Festival.
13 July Festival in Saint Rocco square in honor of S. Spyridonas.
15-17 July July Agia Marina, a big festival in Analipsi.
17 July St. Marina. Festivals in Benitses, Spartera, Avliotes.
20 July Festival of Elia Prophet in Magoulades.
25/26 July July Lafki Village Main day 26th.
26 July santa Paraskeui on porta remounda(corfu town).
26 July Vraganiotika village festival celebrating the Saints day
27 July St. Panteleimon festival at the Psychiatric Hospital.corfu town.
28 July Roda/Loutses/San.Stef NE Panegyri/Festival.
02 August Kassiopi 1st Folklore Festival in the harbour.
03 August Benitses Sardine festival.
03/04 August Arillas Antamona Festival, Dancing groups from other parts of Greece.
06 August Pilgrimage to the Monastery of Pantokrator.
06 August Church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus in Pontikonisi, Perivoli, Strinilia, Evropuli, Paleochori, A. Deka and Aghios Mattheos with many days of pilgrimage (1-6 August) on the top of Pantokratoras mountain.
07 August St. Spiridon Varkarola.
08/09 August Nymfes Festival/Panegyri.
09 August Skripero Frog Festival - date not confirmed for 2018.
09 August Petriti Varkarola.
10 August Ipsos Sardine festival.
10 August Paleokastritsa Varkarola.
11 August Spyridon's Day - The Procession and festivals to com memorate the intervention of St. Spyridon during the Turkish invasion in 1716 when a terrible storm broke out as the invading force tried to besiege Corfu, causing their retreat. The'Varkarola' takes place on the closest Sunday to the 11th and involves a series of boat parades along the coast, while bands play traditional music and there's local dancing.
15 August Corfu Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Many big festivals with church processions, feasts.
15 August festival in Kassiopi for Assumption and the Canoni.
15 August Feast of the Assumption Monastery in Platyteras.
16 August Three days of celebrations in Kato Garuna.
17 August Kavadades Panegyri/Festival.
22 August Agrafi Panegyri/Festival.
23 August Festival of the Virgin Odighitria in the villages of Gastouri, Pelekas and Aghii Deka.
24 August Loustri/Gimari Pie Festival.
31 August Agni Varkarola.
08 September Town festival in Afra, Marathia, Aghio Marko, Potami of Lefkimmi and Sinarades.
14 September feast of the Cross in the monastery of Saint Ioannis in Sidari. The feast of sardines in Benitses.
15 September Kavadades Wine Festival with spit roast pork and lamb.
21 September Kassiopi/Moraitika Wine festival.
24 September Mirtidiotissa. Festival in Vato.
26 September St. James theologian. Festivals in Karousades and Porta Remounta Festival of St.John/James the theologian.
21 October Is the name day for Socrates.
25 October Messonghi Panegyri/Festival.
26 October Is the name day for Saint Dimitris.
28 October Is Ochi Day, celebrating the Greek refusal to let Italy occupy the country during WWII. The Italians invaded and were driven back into Albania and nearly back to Italy. There are military parades in the major towns and cities.
08 November Is the celebration day for Michael and Gabriel.
14 November Is the name day for Philippos.
17 November Is the anniversary of the student uprising at the Polytechnic University in Athens in 1973. Thedemonstrations against the military dictatorship gained momentum and was crushed when tanks crashed the gates of the university killing many students. The holiday is celebrated with the anual march and stoning of the American Embassy.
21 November Is the name day for any Mary that is a virgin and children.
30 November Is the name day for Saint Andreas. In the beginning of the month the island of Corfu celebrates the memory of their Patron Saint Spyridon.
04 December Is Saint Barbara day a big day for the Military since Barbara is their Patron Saint..
05 December Is Saint Savas day.
06 December Is Saint Nicholas day. - Feast at Kampielo and Kanalia.
09 December Is Saint Anna day.
12 December St. Spyridon's Day -Local Holiday with a day long festival in Corfu Town.
13 December Is the name day for Saint Efstratos.
17 December Is the name day for Dionysos of Zakynthos.
24 December Is Christmas Eve and young children walk around singing carols on trains, buses and neighborhoods.
25 December Is the name day for Christos.
27 December Is the name day for Stefanos.
31 December New Years Eve is spent playing cards with friends on a green card table, while children sing carols and people exchange gifts.
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