And yet, this island is full of must-see events and attractions that you must enjoy at some point! Why not Easter, then, celebrated with great success every year?
Bright festive events make up the climate of Easter days in Corfu. Thousands of people gather on the island to watch the famous Easter customs combined with the enchanting scenery of the island.
Besides, the deep blue waters of the sea, combined with the blooming flowers and the greenery of nature, definitely make up a unique setting for carefree walks of relaxation and tranquility.
Litanies and unique performances of numerous philharmonics are a daily occurrence during the Holy Week. A crowd of people is rushing to worship Saint Spyridon, while at the same time the narrow streets of the city shed their life as the visitors gaze at the old town, making their shopping and tasting traditional local dishes (kumquat, mandolatos, chittibras, etc.).
Images that are indelibly painted in your memory and remain in your mind and heart forever!
The customs of the Holy Week
The celebrations of the Corfiot Easter begin at the Sunday of the Vaia with the liturgy of the Seventh Squad of St. Spyridon in memory of the island’s discharge from the plague epidemic that plagued Corfu in the 17th century. It is the largest on-the-go procession of the saint (out of the four), which takes place along the imaginary line of the Old Venetian Walls of the city.
On Monday, apart from Easter shopping, the musical concert of the Mantzaros Philharmonic Orchestra performs with works on the Old Testament. At the same wavelength, the next days of the week move to the Holy Thursday with several Philharmonic events, which have a prominent place in the celebration of Easter in Corfu. The culmination of the events takes place during Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
On Good Friday, following the ceremony of the Lord’s Resurrection and the decoration of the Epitaphas, a series takes place in the picturesque alleys and squares of the city from early in the afternoon until late at night, culminating in the appearance of this Metropolis.
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