Wednesday we received this notice from the Parikia community hall:
Archilochos Society invites you to a pure fun Carnival Party
this Thursday 19 February, starting at: 21:00 until late!
Carnival mood, dance & songs in Brazilian tunes.
Everybody tries to brighten up the winter and let loose before Lent starts. Patras in the Peloponnese area of Greece lays claim to the largest celebration in Europe. These two photos are from there (http://www.patranews.gr)
The first day of Lent is known as Clean Monday (Kathari Theftera). Read more about the day and other Greek festivals on our web site or see photos in several blog posts by searching "kite flying".
We have at least two parties this weekend so I am off . . .