At the dawn of Holy Saturday (6:00am), the artificial “earthquake” custom is observed at the church of the Virgin Mary of “Xenon”, where church-goers stamp their feet on the floor of the church, as a reenactment of the earthquake that is described... Continue Reading
Easter begins here, as in other places, on Palm Sunday. The solemn procession of the holy relics of Saint Spyridon occurs at 11 o’clock in the morning. A custom since 1630, it is carried out in commemoration of the island’s deliverance from... Continue Reading
EASTER ON CORFU If there is a time of year when it is particularly worth visiting Corfu, it is definitely Easter time. In no other part of Greece – neither city nor village – do local people herald the event and create... Continue Reading
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