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    Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 12:42am
Hi,
Just thought I would start a post asking when the village festivals are in 2013.
Anyone with definite information, could you please post the village and dates and I will add them to this post. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of these dates for the village festivals are not all set in stone as they can be cancelled at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or if there is a death in the village. Local knowledge is best.

18th March    Corfu Clean Monday (Kathara Deftera) celebrated in many villages with kite flying, processions, dancing

28th April   Corfu Town Palm Sunday. St. Spyridon procession

1st May   Corfu Labour Day, parades and other festivities, also marks the Feast of Flowers, a celebration with very ancient roots in festivals of the Goddess Demeter

3rd May   Corfu Good Friday. Day of Epitaphios. Each church brings out it's funeral bier and parades it through the village

4th May    Corfu Holy Saturday. At 11am the First Resurrection and pot throwing custom take place. Silver gilt case containing the body of St. Spyridon is exposed for public worship for 3 days and nights. Thousands pay homage to kiss his slippered feet. St. Spyridon procession with bands

5th May   Corfu Easter Sunday culminating days of celebration

6th May   Makrades Panegyri/Festival

10th May   Paleokastritsa Panegyri/Festival

12th May   Krini Panegyri/Festival (Tou Thomas)

8th May   Kassiopi Celebrating a blind boy who after staying in the church over night regained his sight

8th May   Kanoni Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

9th June   Alikes, Petalia, Zigo, Potamo

12th June   Pelekas St. Onofrio's Day

13th June   Arillas The Ascension festival

13th June   Analipsi/Kato Korakiana Panegyri/Festival

24th June   Agios Ioannis Fire jumping 23rd June 2013  (Triklino)

24th June   Kontokali, Stavro, Aghirades, Kastellani, Antipernoi, Othoni, Afionas
Festival of the Holy Spirit

29th June   Kombitsi, Stronghili, Vitalades Festival of Saints Peter and Paul

2nd July    Kanoni  Procession and Festival of Madonna of Vlacherena

7th July   Peroulades Panegyri/Festival

8th July   Kavos, Lefkimmi, Agios Prokopios Celebration of St. Prokopios

11/12th July        Karousades            Panegyri/Festival

13th July   San Rocco Square Festival in honour of St Spyridonas

17th July   Benitses, Spartera, Avliotes St. Marina festival

20th July   Magoulades Festival of Elia the prophet

25th/26th July   Lafki Village Main day 26th

28th July   Roda/Loutses/San.Stef NE Panegyri/Festival

2nd August          Kassiopi 1st Folklore Festival in the harbour

3rd August    Benitses Sardine festival

3/4th August        Arillas Antamona Festival, Dancing groups from other parts of Greece
 
4th August    Paleokastritsa Varkarola

6th August   Pontikonisi, Perivoli, Strinilia, Evropuli, Paleochori, Ag. Deka, Agios Mattheos Church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus, with days of pilgrimage (1-6th August) on Mount Pantokrator

7th August    St. Spiridon Varkarola 

8/9th August    Nymfes Festival/Panegyri

9th August Skripero Frog Festival

9th August Petriti Varkarola

10th August Ipsos Sardine festival

11th August    Corfu Town Silver gilt case containing the body of St. Spyridon is exposed for public worship for 3 days and nights. Thousands pay homage to kiss his slippered feet. St. Spyridon procession with bands
15th August    Corfu Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Many big festivals with church processions, feasts

16th August    Kato Garouna Gala weekend

17th August    Kavadades Panegyri/Festival

22nd August Agrafi Panegyri/Festival

23rd August    Gastouri, Pelekas, Ag. Deka, Viros, Poulades.  Festival of the Virgin Odigitrias

24th August    Loustri/Gimari Pie Festival

31st August          Agni Varkarola

1st September    Kalami Varkarola

7th September Arillas Wine festival, food and dancing

8th September    Afra, Sinarades, Marathia, Agios Markos, Lefkimmi Festivals/Feast days

14th September   Sidari Feast of the Holy Cross in the Monastery of St. Ionnis

15th September   Kavadades Wine Festival with spit roast pork and lamb. 

24th September   Vatos Myrtidiotissa festival

26th September   Karousades, Porta Remounta Festival of St.John/James the theologian

21st September   Kassiopi/Moraitika Wine festival

9-13th October    Arillas Corfu Beer Festival
25th October Messonghi Panegyri/Festival  

28th October Ochi Day Celebrated by processions throughout Corfu

3rd November Corfu Town St. Spyridon procession

12th December Corfu Town St. Spyridon. The procession takes place inside the church and NOT 
around the town.
Then he is placed in front of the altar for three days.
You will be lucky to even get a glimpse of the Saint because the 
whole of Greece comes over for these three days.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 10:54am
Kassiopi 15th August (Assumption of the Virgin Mary)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 10:57am
Kassiopi 8th May..(Celebrating a blind boy who after staying in the church over night regained his sight)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 11:24am
Hi,
Cheers Bruce. xxx
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 9:07pm
Hi Elliemay,
Lafki village 25th and 26th of July.
Unless someone dies unexpectedly, of it rains cats and dogs and is cancelled as has happened in the past.
The 26th being the main one, in the past the 25th was introduced as a Cantenades night (singers with trditional songs with verses about local people added) a right laugh if you knew the person refered to at the time, but now a traditional panigery. However, you never know who will turn up and do a set later in the evening.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 9:22pm
Hi Bob,
Cheers, have added it to initial post. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 10:44pm
Ag. Ioannis, Triklino June 24th, Fire jumping 23rd 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 11:14pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Nov 2012 at 8:27pm
Hi Folks,
Have updated initial post to show all that I have been advised of. Any glaring errors I would be obliged if you would point them out to me. Thanks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Nov 2012 at 1:28pm
Hi Elliemay,
They had a wine festival in Kassiopi this year around September, any idea if there will be next year?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Nov 2012 at 2:34pm
Hi Bob,
I have no idea but hopefully someone will know and then I can add it to the list. All I can find out at the moment is that it is held at the end of September.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Nov 2012 at 3:22pm
I thought the sardine festival in Benitses took place in July. We have been there on 8th September for 36 of our 37 years visiting and never seen it.  Perhaps there is a change for next year, I hope so.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Nov 2012 at 3:35pm
Hi,
Have just googled it and Elli-Marina Studios say that it is on the 10th August each year, another site says early August, so have amended the date in the initial post. Thanks. x
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2012 at 5:31pm
Hi folks,
Just a reminder that it is St. Spyridons day tomorrow. Public holiday, so most, if not all shops will be closed. x


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 6:17pm
Anyone know the date in August for the Vakarola in Paleo yet?  I want to book flights.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 7:05pm
Hi Alison,
This link says that it takes place on the closest Saturday to August 11th if that is of any help. 

http://www.greeka.com/ionian/corfu/corfu-festivals/corfu-varkarola.htm

Totally confused now as it was August 5th 2012, which was a Sunday methinks.

http://www.corfuwhatson.com/events/VARKAROLA-2012-PALEOKASTRITSA-1623.html
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 7:21pm
Lymmbo  the July festival in Benitses is Agia Marina- 17th July, but also celebrated on the 16th.
 
The sardine festival did not happen last year due to a shortage of sardines, not sure if it will go ahead this year!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 7:46pm
What is on between 10th and 24th of June please
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 7:49pm
I get a car so would go any place. Been going to Acharavi for years but never been past Corfu Town
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 7:54pm
Hi Barrie,
Check out the initial post for what is on and when. Hopefully, the details are still correct, but would check out locally before driving any great distance as things can change.
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