Easter in Corfu – Ionian, Corfu
Greek Orthodox Easter
The celebration of Easter in Corfu is a unique experience and it is completely different from anywhere else in Greece. It is particularly impressive for first-time visitors to the island. It is a huge festival in which various components come together harmoniously…the Orthodox Christian faith, pagan traditions, the powerful presence of Saint Spiridon, the Roman Catholic community, the Venetian influence, genuine Corfiot humour, the music of the philharmonic bands and of course the spring atmosphere!
The most distinctive characteristic of Easter in Corfu is the concerts of classical music and opera, church music, a typical tetraphony deriving from Crete of the 1700s which initiates all Christians, giving strong emotions to both locals and foreigners.