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Corfu Carnival recreates 18th-century Venice

The annual Corfu Carnival, which is on for the whole week, is set to celebrate the island’s Venetian tradition.

Corfu, Greece.
Corfu, Greece. Image by Andrea Tosatto / CC BY 2.0

The Carnival dates back almost 450 years, as the custom was introduced by Venetian conquerors. The main events will include a big parade through Corfu Town, as well as a street theatre performance. The town will resemble baroque-period Venice, with people dressed up in 18th-century fashion.

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