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Patras Carnival 2019

A month-long Greek style fiesta in the city of Patras

Unlike other Greek festivals, the Patras Carnival doesn't have pagan roots and was adopted from Italy. Since the 19th century, the carnival has grown from a small ball to the biggest fiesta in Greece.

Patras Carnival Ending Ceremony 2019
Patras Carnival Ending Ceremony

The celebration starts around mid-January with a grand opening. The program consists of parades, dance shows, concerts, and treasure games. The month of fun finishes in mid-February with a closing ceremony. The most spectacular part of it involves setting the Carnivals King puppet on fire and letting it float in the sea.