Corfu Events for 2018
A panegyris (Ancient Greek: πανήγυρις “gathering”), is an Ancient Greek general, national or religious assembly. Each was dedicated to the worship of a particular god. It is also associated with saint days and holy festivals.
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1 January – Nw Year’s Day
6 January – Epihany. Celebration of the baptism of Jesus. Crosses thrown into the water and young men retrieve it. All over Corfu.
8 January – The Pearl Fishers by Bizet
24 February – Main Carnival Weekend
27 February – Clean Monday
25 March – Independence Day
06 April – Good Friday
07 April – The First Resurrection (Throwing of the pots in Corfu Town)
08 April – Easter Sunday
1 May – Corfu Labour Day, parades and other festivities, also marks the Feast of Flowers
6 May – Makrades Panegyri/Festival
8 May – Festival in Kassiopi for Assumption and the Canoni
8 May – Kanoni Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
10 May – Paleokastritsa Panegyri/Festival
12 May – Krini Panegyri/Festival
20 May – Feast Alikes Potamos
21 May – Achilles race to finish the square of Benitses.
9 June – Alikes, Petalia, Zigo, Potamos
12 June – Pelekas St. Onofrio’s Day
13 June – Arillas The Ascension festival
13 June – Analipsi/Kato Korakiana Panegyri/Festival
24 June – The Saint John festival in Mantouki.
24 June – Agios Ioannis Fire jumping (Triklino)
24 June – Feast of the Holy Spirit in Kanalia, Argirades,Stavros, Castellani mesis and island Othonoi.
24 June – Kontokali, Stavro, Aghirades, Kastellani, Antipernoi, Othoni, Afionas – Festival of the Holy Spirit
29 June – Peter and Paul, the Feast Kompitsi,Strogyli, Vitalades and Gaios Paxos.
30 June – Together we Dance, Pelekas Square
2 July – Kanoni and Garitsa – Procession and Festival of Madonna of Vlacherena.
7 July – Peroulades Panegyri/Festival
8 July – Kavos, Lefkimmi, Agios Prokopios Celebration of St. Prokopios
11/12 July – Karousades Panegyri/Festival
13 July – San Rocco Square Festival in honour of St Spyridonas
15-17 July – Agia Marina, a big festival in Analipsi.
17 July- Benitses, Spartera, Avliotes St. Marina festival
20 July – Magoulades Festival of Elia the prophet
25/26 July – Lafki Village Main day 26th
26 July – santa Paraskeui on porta remounda(corfu town)
26 July – Vraganiotika village festival celebrating the Saints day Αγια Παρασκευής
27 July – Agious Panteleimon. the Panegyri is held in the church grounds in the evening.
28 July – Roda/Loutses/San.Stef NE Panegyri/Festival
2 August – Kassiopi 1st Folklore Festival in the harbour
3 August – Benitses Sardine festival
3/4 August – Arillas Antamona Festival, Dancing groups from other parts of Greece
1 to 6 August – pilgrimage to the Monastery of Pantokrator.
6 August – the feast for the Tranfiguration of the Christ, there is a feast in Pontikonisi.
6 August – Pontikonisi, Perivoli, Strinilia, Evropuli, Paleochori, Ag. Deka, Agios Mattheos Church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus.
7 August – St. Spiridon Varkarola
8/9 August – Nymfes Festival/Panegyri
9 August – Skripero Frog Festival –
10 August – Ipsos Sardine festival
Varkarola’ takes place on the closest Sunday to the 11th and involves a series of boat parades along the coast, while bands play traditional music and there’s local dancing.
11 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.
11 August – St. Spyridon’s Day – The Procession and festivals to commemorate the intervention of St. Spyridon during the Turkish invasion in 1716 when a terrible storm broke out as the invading force tried to besiege Corfu, causing their retreat.
15 August – Corfu Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Many big festivals with church processions, feasts
15 August – festival in Kassiopi for Assumption and the Canoni.August 15: Feast of the Assumption Monastery in Platyteras.
16 August – Kato Garouna Gala weekend
17 August Kavadades Panegyri/Festival
22 August – Agrafi Panegyri/Festival
23 August – Gastouri, Pelekas, Ag. Deka, Viros, Poulades, Pentati. Festival of the Virgin Odigitrias
24 August – Loustri/Gimari Pie Festival
31 August – Agni Varkarola
1 September – Kalami Varkarola
7 September – Arillas Wine festival, food and dancing
8 September – Afra, Sinarades, Marathia, Agios Markos, Potamos, Lefkimmi Festivals/Feast days
14 September – Sidari Feast of the Holy Cross in the Monastery of St. Ionnis
14 September – the feast of sardines in Benitses
15 September – Kavadades Wine Festival with spit roast pork and lamb.
24 September – Vatos Myrtidiotissa festival
26 September – Karousades, Porta Remounta Festival of St.John/James the theologian
21 September – Kassiopi/Moraitika Wine festival
25 October Messonghi Panegyri/Festival
28 October – Ochi Day Celebrated by processions throughout Corfu
3 November- Corfu Town St. Spyridon procession
6 December – Feast at Kampielo and Kanalia.
12 December – St. Spyridon’s Day -Local Holiday with a day long festival in Corfu Town.
24 December – Carol singing, hymns and celebrations leading up to Christmas Day.
25 December- Christmas Day
A Special Thanks To Real Corfu who have collaborated with Annie Hawkins and Morgan to creat this list.