Corfu Events for 2017

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

14 April – Good Friday

15 April – The First Resurrection (Throwing of the pots in Corfu Town)

16 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.

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.