Although Corfu is considered a summer destination, Christmas over there have their own magic.
Senses play a basic role for every celebration in Corfu all around the year. There is no day to pass, no celebration, no event or fiesta where you won't hear the music to play. Children, women and men, they all play and enjoy music.
People of Corfu use all kinds of musical instruments or their voice to create beautiful sounds and music. They use music to express themselves.
The most important celebration of Christmas is the "Kalanta" as in the rest of Greece. "Kalanta"is the Greek Carols and is taking place in all parts of Greece. Although in Corfu they are kind of different which makes this place so unique.
You will find children formulating small bands, to hold trumbets, saxophones, clarinets, trombone and toumbas and play the carols, while their friends sing them.
They not only play Corfu carols but you will also hear them play jingle bells and other christmas songs from all over the world. All these happen during the morning hours. In the evening all the bands and individual children pass through the neighborhoods playing the carols in order to gather at the City Hall.
What a spectacle! All the island's bands, the children choirs, the eldres choir, the traditional bands and the philarmonics are there to play the carols for the mayor and the local canselors.
Corfu is celebrating once again using it magical music culture in which every local participate.
Why not enjoy Christmas time in Corfu and feel the uniqueness of the celebration of love.
My Name is Eva Krokidi, born in Corfu but have been living in Patra. My job as a School Consultant demands my travelling in 16 different places which i like to visit also as a tourist. I love travelling and my top destination is ofcourse Corfu. Travelling around the world, participating in a Brazilian Carnival and a Crouise to Alaska are my ultimum goals. Until then i travel and photograph anything passing by.