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Festivals and fairs (6)

Carnival

Mardi Gras Sunday

KARPENISSI (Town) EVRYTANIA
On Mardi Gras Sunday "Panaratos",a folk theatrical performance takes place: The Panaratos that was first performed in Karpenissi at the beginning of the last century and became a significant event for the area, featuring 40 or more male "actors". "Panaratos" is a variation on Georgios Chortatzi's "Erofili", which according to oral tradition was brought to Karpenissi by Papageorgiou from Ipiros, who was building the Metropolis of Karpenissi, Agia Triada, in 1918.
Panaratos (the princess' lover), son of the king of Thrace, is brought up in the palace of the king (the father) and falls in love with the princess, whom he marries secretly. When the king, who had meant for his daughter to marry someone else, finds out he beheads Panaratos. The princess commits suicide, while either servant or the Chorus kills the king. The "resurrection" of everyone by Charon follows. "Panaratos" cought on in the Ipirus area of Greece at the beginning of last century as a "rite of spring" since the death of nature in winter is followed by her resurrectino in spring.

This extract is cited August 2003 from the Municipality of Karpenission URL below, which contains images.


Mardi Gras in Karpenissi

The Karpenissi Municipal Cultural and Development Organization organizes Mardi Gras events yearly, featuring a rich Artistic Programme for young and old, a dress-up party etc.

Shrove Monday

On Shrove Monday (the equivalent of Ash Wednesday) there is a traditional feast including dance troupes that revive local customs, a maypole, as well as a satirical Vlach Wedding, while the Women's Folk Art Association "Euritania" dishes out bean soup, lagana bread and wine to everyone in the Town's Central square.

Customary

Christmas in Karpenissi

Every year, at the beginning of December, the Municipality of Karpenissi organizes a series of events at the town's central square featuring speeches and wishes from the Local Authorities, Hymns sung by Choirs, Re-enactment of the Visit of the Magi etc. Amid the Sound of Hymns and Fireworks the Lighting of the Giant Christmas Tree takes place.

This extract is cited August 2003 from the Municipality of Karpenission URL below, which contains images.


Easter

Easter in Karpenissi

On an initiative of the Municipality of Karpenissi and Karpenissi Municipal Cultural and Development Organization, a "Genuine Roumelioti Easter" takes place, featuring the traditional roasting of lambs, red eggs, local wine and traditional singing and dancing

This extract is cited August 2003 from the Municipality of Karpenission URL below, which contains images.


Trade Fairs

Karpenissi Trade Fair

, , 27/7/2002 - 31/7/2002
It begins on July 27 and lasts 5 days, giving the town a special flavour.

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