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Easter in Corfu
It is a magical experience in Corfu during Easter! The devout character of the celebrations will carry you away and you will be thrilled with the customs of the island, the traditions that live on even today. A combination of western influences and Greek authenticity, a wonderful time to visit Corfu and celebrate with the locals the arrival of spring.
Preparations on the island begin from Palm Sunday. The procession with the relics of the patron saint of Corfu, Agios Spiridon, gathers the pilgrims in a spectacular ceremony, with the participation of any Band of the island. The Holy Week follows and on the island everybody fasts and at night they go to church and participate in the great mystery. On Holy Thursday, red eggs are dyed and the Twelve Gospels are read. On Holy Friday, the Epitaphs of the island visit every neighborhood and cross under the mournful sounds of the Philharmonic Band.
On Saturday morning, the locals revive the custom of artificial earthquake, symbolizing the resurrection of Christ. Shortly afterwards, the procession of the Epitaph of Saint Spyridon is held and then everyone expects the First Resurrection. Once the bells start ringing vigorously on the island, it's time for the botides! All houses buy clay pots and drop them from their balconies, filled with water. In this way, they cast out evil spirits and participate in one of the most famous Easter customs of Greece.
In the evening, the Resurrection is celebrated, with the bells ringing loudly at midnight and making the miracle of Christianity known in every corner of the island. Candles, red eggs and greetings follow, as well as tasty local dishes. On Easter Sunday, all people gather and have fun, eating and drinking with family and friends. The feast of course continues on Easter Monday, with the same passion.
Discover the beauties of Corfu and live a wonderful experience this Easter, on the island where tradition is fascinating and the locals honor this celebration of Orthodoxy in a unique way!
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