Day: March 4, 2021

  • Rethymnon Carnival and Mardi Gras Customs
    With a history stretching back 107 years, the Rethymno Carnival is Crete’s bacchanal preceding 40 days of solemn fasting, prayer, and repentance during the Greek Orthodox Great Lent called Sarakosti. The first carnival in Rethymno took place in 1914, and it featured a ball, a parade, games and jokes, and
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