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Carnival of Xanthi 2015

Thracian Folk Festival – Carnival of Xanthi celebrates its 50-year anniversary and promises to offer residents and visitors of the picturesque town of Xanthi (Thrace, Northern Greece) unique moments of entertainment from February 6, 2015 to February 23, 2015.

This year festivities include several carnival and folklore happenings as well as a variety of cultural and artistic events.
The carnival peak will be the great Carnival Parade which will take place on the final Sunday of Carnival season on February 22, 2015. After the Carnival Parade the custom of the “Burning of the Tzar” - an old custom adapted to the present - will follow. The Tzar is a look alike of the Carnival King which is burnt in a big fire by the river Kosynthos situated at the entrance of Xanthi Old Town. The Carnival closing ceremony will be accompanied by many impressive fireworks.
Thracian Folk Festival - Carnival of Xanthi is held under the auspices of the Municipality of Xanthi - Centre of Culture of the Municipality of Xanthi and the cultural associations of the region

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