Festivals and Panegyri's In Corfu.

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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A Special Thanks To Annie Hawkins, Morgan Corfu and all of the residents whose input has created this list.

Please Use these dates as a rough guide. the dates for these Festivals do alter and cancellations do occur – Please ask locally for the latest times and dates.

Any last minute additions will be added to our Events Calendar

  • Jan 6th – Epithany. Celebration of the baptism of Jesus. Crosses thrown into the water and young men retrieve it. All over Corfu.
  • Late February/Early March – The Carnival of Corfu has a big resemblance to the Carnival of Venice.2015 Dates -1st Carnival Sunday is 15th February Sunday then its following Sat 21st Feb Sunday 22nd Feb. Clean Monday 23rd February.
  • Easter Sunday. (2016 – May 1st) (2017 – April 16th) (2018 – April 8th)
  • 1st May Corfu Labour Day, parades and other festivities, also marks the Feast of Flowers
  • 6th May Makrades Panegyri/Festival
  • May 8 – Festival in Kassiopi for Assumption and the Canoni.
  • 10th May Paleokastritsa Panegyri/Festival
  • 12th May Krini Panegyri/Festival
  • 8th May Kassiopi Celebrating a blind boy who after staying in the church over night regained his sight
  • 8th May Kanoni Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • May 20: Feast Alikes Potamos
  • May 21: Achilles race to finish the square of Benitses.
  • 9th June Alikes, Petalia, Zigo, Potamos
  • 12th June Pelekas St. Onofrio’s Day
  • 13th June Arillas The Ascension festival
  • 13th June Analipsi/Kato Korakiana Panegyri/Festival
  • June 24: The Saint John festival in Mantouki.
  • 24th June Agios Ioannis Fire jumping  (Triklino)
  • 24 June: Feast of the Holy Spirit in Kanalia, Argirades,Stavros, Castellani mesis and island Othonoi.
  • 24th June Kontokali, Stavro, Aghirades, Kastellani, Antipernoi, Othoni, Afionas – Festival of the Holy Spirit
  • June 29: Peter and Paul, the Feast Kompitsi,Strogyli, Vitalades and Gaios Paxos.
  • 2nd July Kanoni and Garitsa – Procession and Festival of Madonna of Vlacherena.
  • 7th July Peroulades Panegyri/Festival
  • 8th July Kavos, Lefkimmi, Agios Prokopios Celebration of St. Prokopios
  • 11/12th July Karousades Panegyri/Festival
  • 13th July San Rocco Square Festival in honour of St Spyridonas
  • 15-17 July: Agia Marina, a big festival in Analipsi.
  • 17th July Benitses, Spartera, Avliotes St. Marina festival
  • 20th July Magoulades Festival of Elia the prophet
  • 25th/26th July Lafki Village Main day 26th
  • 26th july santa Paraskeui on porta remounda(corfu town)
  • 26th July – Vraganiotika village festival celebrating the Saints day Αγια Παρασκευής
  • 27th July Agious Panteleimon. the Panegyri is held in the church grounds in the evening.
  • 28th July Roda/Loutses/San.Stef NE Panegyri/Festival
  • 2nd August Kassiopi 1st Folklore Festival in the harbour
  • 3rd August Benitses Sardine festival
  • 3/4th August Arillas Antamona Festival, Dancing groups from other parts of Greece
  • August 1st to 6th –  pilgrimage to the Monastery of Pantokrator.
  • August 6th, the feast for the Tranfiguration of the Christ, there is a feast in Pontikonisi.
  • 6th August Pontikonisi, Perivoli, Strinilia, Evropuli, Paleochori, Ag. Deka, Agios Mattheos Church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus.
  • 7th August St. Spiridon Varkarola
  • 8/9th August Nymfes Festival/Panegyri
  • 9th August Skripero Frog Festival –
  • 10th 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.
  • 11th 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.
  • 11th 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.
  • 15th 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.
  • 16th August Kato Garouna Gala weekend
  • 17th August Kavadades Panegyri/Festival
  • 22nd August Agrafi Panegyri/Festival
  • 23rd August Gastouri, Pelekas, Ag. Deka, Viros, Poulades, Pentati. Festival of the Virgin Odigitrias
  • 24th August Loustri/Gimari Pie Festival
  • 31st August Agni Varkarola
  • 1st September Kalami Varkarola
  • 7th September Arillas Wine festival, food and dancing
  • 8th September Afra, Sinarades, Marathia, Agios Markos, Potamos, Lefkimmi Festivals/Feast days
  • 14th September Sidari Feast of the Holy Cross in the Monastery of St. Ionnis
  • September 14: the feast of sardines in Benitses
  • 15th September Kavadades Wine Festival with spit roast pork and lamb.
  • 24th September Vatos Myrtidiotissa festival
  • 26th September Karousades, Porta Remounta Festival of St.John/James the theologian
  • 21st September Kassiopi/Moraitika Wine festival
  • 25th October Messonghi Panegyri/Festival
  • 28th October Ochi Day Celebrated by processions throughout Corfu
  • 3rd November Corfu Town St. Spyridon procession
  • December 6th: Feast at Kampielo and Kanalia.
  • 12th December St. Spyridon’s Day -Local Holiday with a day long festival in Corfu Town.
  • 24th December – Carol singing, hymns and celebrations leading up to Christmas Day.

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