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Xanthi - Carnival Festival Carnival Festival
Over the last decades the Carnival of Xanthi is one of the most important festivals of Carnival all over Greece. from the beginning of the Festivals until the ‘50s the celebrations of the Carnival had a more traditional character and people participating were dressing up as animals, as people used to do since ancient Greece. Over the years modern characteristics were added to the celebrations. Younger people as well as visitors and the imagination of all participants created a different and very interesting atmosphere. During the Carnival the central square is always full of people where they meet, dance, have fun and also, where the revival of old traditions take place. The highlight of the celebrations is the great carnival parade which ends with the burning of "Jaroo" and thousands of fireworks.
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