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Mardi Gras in Greece

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Carnival float in Patras. Greek Mardi Gras.

Carnival float in Patras during "Greek Mardi Gras" or apokrias.

© City of Patras; used by permission.
Go back to page one: Greek Carnival traditions Want to know when Carnival in Greece occurs? Here you are. Some Carnival cities may have events prior to the initial dates given. Triodion marks the religious start of the season, but is generally a quiet church ceremony. Burnt Thursday is usually the beginning of what visitors would consider to be the real Carnival season.

 

2014 Greek Carnival Dates

Triodion: Sunday, February 9th
Tsiknopempti or "Burnt Thursday": February 20th
Tsiknopempti Weekend: Friday, February 21st - Sunday, February 23rd
Main Carnival Weekend: Friday, February 28th - Sunday, March 2nd
Clean Monday: Monday, March 3rd

2015 Greek Carnival Dates

Triodion: Sunday, February 1st
Tsiknopempti or "Burnt Thursday": February 12th
Tsiknopempti Weekend: Friday, February 13th - Sunday, February 15th
Main Carnival Weekend: Friday, February 20th - Sunday, February 22nd
Clean Monday: February 23rd

2016 Greek Carnival Dates

Triodion: Sunday, February 21st
Tsiknopempti or "Burnt Thursday": March 3rd
Tsiknopempti Weekend: Friday, March 4th - Sunday, March 6th
Main Carnival Weekend: Friday, March 11th - Sunday, March 13th
Clean Monday: March 14th

Need to calculate another year? You can look up the dates individually on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Calendar.

More About Apokrias in Greece


2014 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - April 20th (same as Western Easter)
2015 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - April 12th
2016 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - May 1st
2017 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - April 16th (same as Western Easter)
2018 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - April 8th
2019 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - April 28th
2020 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - April 19th
2021 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - May 2nd
2022 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - April 24th
2023 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday - April 16th

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