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Corfu Easter – Good Friday Celebrations

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Corfu Easter Friday

Corfu Easter Friday

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Today, funereal bell rings will awake you. Ecclesiastical ceremonies commemorate the Descent of Christ from the Cross. On this day, young girls decorate the Epitaphs, whose circumambulation begins early in the afternoon accompanied by choruses and bands. The last Epitaph, and the most impressive one, makes its appearance at 10.00 p.m. It is the Epitaph of Corfu Cathedral. Listen to the music, which gives an ecstatic dimension in this mournful night: the “Old” Philharmonic (Red) performs Albinoni’s Adagio, the “Mántzaros” Philharmonic (Blue) plays Verdi’s Marcia Funebre, and the “Kapodistrias” Philharmonic plays Mariani’s Elegia Funebre and Chopin’s Marche Funèbre.

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