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Monday, 11 March 2019

Syros Carnival 2019

Συριανό Καρναβάλι 2019 - Syros Carnival 2019

Putting this on the bucket list for a future year: Carnival in Ermoupoli on the island of Syros in the Cyclades, Greece. Syros Carnival is a three-day-event with festivities on the Saturday night - the traditional Zeibekia (masquerade) custom in Markos Vamvakaris Square - in Ano Syros, a procession along the harbour front on the Sunday afternoon that culminates in dancing in Miaoulis Square, with a Latin party on the Protopapadaki pedestrian street and, on Καθαρή Δευτέρα (Ash Monday or Clean Monday), the customs of Koulouma with kite flying in the countryside and particularly in Gallissas village.

The dates of Clean Monday in Greece tell us when this carnival takes place.

Photos and videos from Syros Carnival 2019

Syros also features in The 8 Best Greek Destinations to Celebrate Easter, as it is perhaps the only place in the world where Catholics celebrate Easter with the Orthodox in all the churches of the island. I really like that idea.

Rail-Ex Taunton 2018

A few details from Rail-Ex Taunton 2018 on 28 October 2018

Monday, 4 March 2019

CVMRC 10th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Seen at the Culm Valley Model Railway Club (CVMRC) 10th Annual Model Railway Exhibition 15 September 2018