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Patras Carnival – biggest festival in Europe

first_imgThe Patras Carnivale took place last weekend and saw the whole city of PAtras light up in festivity and joy. The carnival – which celebrates Aporkies in Greece – is a celebration filled with colour, music, floats and parades. Touted as the greatest carnival in Greece, the Patras Carnivale is one of the biggest carnivals in Europe with 180 years and more of history behind it.The carnival is a variety of events that includes parades, a treasure hunt, theatre, films and a kids carnival.The Grand Parade is the main event of the Patras Carnivale. The carnival floats of the municipality come first followed by a parada of seemingly never-ending treasure hunt groups.The parade lasts several hours due to the large number of participants. It crosses the city, is watched by tends of thousands of spectators who stand on the pavements, the balconies of their homes and the tiers and is broadcase by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporate (ERT). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more