2019 Greek Carnival Dates
Triodion: Sunday, February 17th
Tsiknopempti or “Burnt Thursday”: February 28th
Tsiknopempti Weekend: Friday, March 1st – Sunday, March 3rd
Cheesefare Thursday: March 7th
Main Carnival Weekend: Friday March 8th-Sunday March 10th
Clean Monday: March 11th
High spirits, creative expression, wild colours and fantasy to spare are the driving forces behind this year’s Athens Carnival, which kicks off on Tsiknopempti (Smoke Thursday).
The aim of this year’s Athens Carnival is to encourage all citizens and visitors to be a part of a lively, fun-filled celebration that will take place at the usual venues but also in city neighbourhoods.