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Galaxidi Flour War Carnival 2020

Even during Clean Monday, there is little chance to avoid getting really dirty

Galaxidi Flour War Carnival in Greece 2019 - Best Time
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The Galaxidi Flour War history begins in the mid-19th century and has remained popular since then. We recommend visiting this small fisherman town on Clean Monday that falls in late February or early March. You'll experience the start of Greek Orthodox Lent in a very unusual way.

Galaxidi Flour War Carnival in Greece - Best Season 2019

Around noon, people armed with sacks of dyed flour go on the streets to awaken their inner child. This is when the real battle begins.

Even buildings require a special plastic wrap, as no-one can hide from the mess. Be sure you are wearing clothes you will probably never wear again. The celebration is accompanied by music and dancing, and lasts until all the bags are empty.

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