Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation by archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she should become the mother of Jesus Christ the Son of God. 25th March is exactly nine months before Christmas!
The country marks the double holiday with two things: Parades and Bakaliaros (Cod fish)
Happy Greek Independence Day! Check the events of the day here
Greek Orthodox Easter in Corfu is the greater event of the year!
It gets more devout, more spectacular and more impressive by the rituals that are found nowhere else, it is a special event and a great reason to visit Corfu during spring.
Several of Corfu’s distinguished private gardens, including several featured in Gardens of Corfu, will be open to the public on Saturday May 4th & Sunday May 5th, from 10 am to 4 pm.
To answer visitors' practical gardening questions, agricultural technologist Eugenia Vitouladiti and fruit tree expert Dimitris Kontos will be available at San Stefano Estate, near Benitses.
More info here.
Every year on May 21, all the Ionian Islands, including Corfu, celebrate the anniversary of their Union with Greece.
The event is celebrated with a morning parade (11 am) in the city center by students and members of diverse associations accompanied by the Corfiot Bands throughout the island.
Casa Parlante is the most alive historical museum in Corfu. A 19th century noble mansion comes to life with stories to tell. In the unique architectural setting of a classical mansion in the historic Old Town of Corfu, the everyday life of the island’s nobility is recreated. Through animated figures, using robotic technology, and the perfect reproduction od decor and furnishing, Casa Parlante promises to deliver you a true insight into bygone Corfu. Awakening all your senses, the traditions of the island unfold in front of you, depicting family life in an authentic experience of sights, sounds and smells.
Monday to Saturday - Open 10:00 - 21:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 Nikiforou, 16 Corfu - Tel.26610 49190 www.casaparlante.gr
In August there are many Religious feasts around the island, they are spread around the villages to celebrate the village’s church name.
The biggest feast takes place on August 15, when the Virgin Mary name day is celebrated all around the island.
Prior to the Festival there is the procession with the Epitaph of Virgin Mary, which is decorated by local ladies.
Birdwatch takes place every year on the first weekend of October in all Europe. This is the initiative of the NGO Birdlife International,which devotes its action to the birds and the environment.
The Ornithological Society and the Environmental Education Center of Corfu organizes the event with the appropriate equipment and proper guidance in Alikes Lefkimmis, classified as "Special Protection Area for Birds" and one of the most important station for rest and refueling of the migration route (flyway) of the Ionian - Adriatic.
This popular event that takes place every year on the nearby village of Benitses.
Benitses is traditionally a fishing village and continues today to be the point where one can eat fresh fish.
In August local fishermen takes a large amount of fresh sardines and introduce it to this Sardine Festival where sardines are grilled and offered for free with ouzo and wine.
The festival is accompanied with dances and songs by traditional groups and the party lasts until dawn.