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Flour Throwing Festival in Galaxidi

EO Antirriou Iteas, Galaxidi 330 52, Greece
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White, blue, green and yellow colors all over Galaxidi!

This mind-blowing experience of the trapped colors in the narrow streets makes this event unique... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Antonis V
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Greece
Flour for all uses!

Great experience! You have so much fun participating in this tradition! Dance, sing and flour... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Elisavet P
,
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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Every year, the small, usually quiet harbour town of Galaxidi, on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth, goes crazy on Clean Monday (first day of Lent). Locals and tourists alike take part in ‘flour wars', but don't be scared, just make sure you wear old clothes, and maybe some goggles! 1.5 tonnes of coloured flour is thrown throughout the day, sparing very few people lucky enough to watch from a safe vantage point. It’s thought that the event originates from the 19th century, when any form of celebration was forbidden during Ottoman rule. Nevertheless, the locals defied this by dancing in the streets and chucking flour.
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7 Jul 2017
“White, blue, green and yellow colors all over Galaxidi!”
2 Mar 2017
“Flour for all uses!”
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EO Antirriou Iteas, Galaxidi 330 52, Greece
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

This mind-blowing experience of the trapped colors in the narrow streets makes this event unique. The purpose of this tradition, literally flour smudging, is to throw as much flour as you can. With this in mind, if you want to be well prepared for the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great experience! You have so much fun participating in this tradition! Dance, sing and flour throwing, so much fun! But you have to wear old clothes and shoes and also a mask and a universe that you can buy from the local stores.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were passing through Galaxidi on Clean Monday and stayed for the day!!! It was an experience that you have to see to believe!! But just don't wear good clothes and take a mask with you if you want to take part!! If you just...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We went there with our friends we stayed from Friday to clean Monday. During all the days there was music playing in the roads and people where partying!!! The flour war during clean Monday was a unique experience, we will never forget! (You need to...More

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