Carnival street parade returns to the Greek city of Patra after three years


After a three-year hiatus, the Greek city of Patra will bring back the renowned carnival street parade.

According to Ekathimerini, the street parade is the main event of the annual Patra carnival and occurs in the run up to Greek Orthodox lent.

“This year, as things stand, will see a high number of visits and the hotels will be full, as the city has been upgraded and the economic and business activity will be greater than in 2019, the last year that the carnival took place,” Patra Mayor, Kostas Peletidis, said.

The Patras Carnival.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Patra had to cancel the street events the last three years.

Patra’s carnival street parade is one of the biggest carnivals in Greece and gathers thousands of revellers around Greece.

The event lasts for weeks, opening on 17 January 2023 and will end on 27 February 2023 with a huge fireworks display on the Aghios Nikolaos Quay.

Source: Ekathimerini

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