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Naval Flare kills Carnivalist in eastern Crete

A 33-year-old man was killed in eastern Crete on Sunday when a marine distress flare he set off exploded. Together with two friends, the man was participating in the Canrival celebrations in Agios Nikolaos on Sunday. Τhe man was rushed to the hospital with a severely bleeding wound in the …

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More than 600 people treated for alcohol, drugs in Patras Carnival

Over 600 people had to receive medical treatment in the western port city Patras over the three-day Carnival weekend as a result of excessive alcohol consumption, use of substances, minor injuries, respiratory problems and panic attacks, regional health authorities reported on Tuesday. More than 300 incidents were recorded on Sunday …

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Carnivals return in Greece after three years

After three years of break due to the pandemic, the famous Carnival of Patras returned to full glory and vibrant pulse with thousands of carnivalists and even more visitors. 139 crews with over 50,000 people and impressive wagons participated in the grand parade on Sunday that lasted over five hours. …

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Patras: Tension between local clubs and police due to Carnival ban (videos)

Despite the official cancellation of all carnival events due to coronavirus, some local clubs of the famous Patras carnival insisted in holding a parade. They put their costumes on and went downtown. Hardly had make their appearance in the streets of Agios Georgios Square, several policemen on motorcycle rushed to …

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Priest arrested for having set on fire carnival constructions

Police has arrested a priest for having arson carnival constructions in the city of Patras which is famous for its Carnival events. According to local media tempo24.gr, the priest is believed to have set on fire four carnival items on Monday and a fifth one on Tuesday night, when he …

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Carnival The Night Parade: 40,000 march through Patras – LIVE Stream

The Night Parade of Greece’s biggest and most famous Carnival in Patras started on Saturday night. Estimated 40,000 carnivalists are currently marching through the streets of the port city in West Peloponnese. As the live stream concluded midnight Saturday, below is a recorded video form the Night Parade. According to …

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Apokries: The Carnival season revives old customs across Greece

Greece’s Carnival season, the Apokries, reaches its peak over the weekend with the biggest Carnival Parade, the Carnival of Patras, to take place on Sunday. The weekend marks the end of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing and opens the way for the 40-day fasting until the Greek orthodox Easter. Staring …

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Local traditions in Crazy Greek Carnival – Patras Carnival Live

Sunday is the peak of Apokries but also the end of  ‘crazy’ Greek carnival. The word Αποκριά literally means “off meat”, without meat and marks the beginning of Lent that starts on Clean Monday, the first day of the Great Easter Lent., where people are supposed to eat only cheese …

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Angela Merkel rules Patras Carnival- Xanthi’s Mask in Guinness (videos)

Hundreds of thousands of Greeks celebrated this year’s Carnival amid strict austerity measures and grey future perspectives. However as the folk says: Poverty needs indulgence! Young and old, amateurs and professionals wore something funny, something meaningful and went out to have fun.  (best.gr) Domina – Angela Merkel rules Patras Greece’s most …

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