The carnival organized every year before lent – are costume parties, parades, dancing and quests.
In Greece on Tuesday, 17 January, launched the carnival of Patras, which is considered the most important in the country and one of the largest in the world.
The celebration got its name in honor of the city of Patras, where it has been held for more than 180 years. In Patras in this period are costume parties, parades, and dances.
The event also is a city quest “treasure Hunt”, during which several groups of participants compete in the knowledge, artistry, and other skills.
The festival will end the weekend before Clean Monday (first day of lent) on February 25-26. The closing event will be marked by a parade and the burning of the figure of the carnival king.
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