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Nafplion Carnival 2024 program of events

Nafplio: Carnival 2024, The entire program of carnival events

The events which already started with the successful opening of the Triodium and end on Clean Monday March 18, include among others hidden treasure hunts, children's parties, chocolate festivals, concerts, merry-go-rounds, dances by sections of cultural clubs, street parties and the entire neighborhoods of the Municipality, dominoes, renaissance events, carnival parade and the burning of the Carnival.

Here is the program in detail:

The Anapliot Carnival 2024 is presented this year with the title ¨Super all and Carnivals¨.

The happiest and funnest celebration of the year has arrived again and the Municipality of Nafplion invites everyone - young and old, children and elders - to participate with all five senses in the super carnival, to the highest degree.

Pro-mood, pro-vibrancy, pro-fun inspired by the pro-heroes of our childhood who will dominate the special street carnival of Nafplion this year.

With imagination and a satirical mood, the various events of the Anapliot Carnival 2024 aim at the original spree of the devotees of the Carnival and at the mixing of the Venetian style of our city.

Program of events

The Triodium opens!

 

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Nafplion, time 11:00

With a colorful and imaginative procession, the Triodium opens this year in the city of Nafplion:

- Guided by the percussion of the Municipal Philharmonic of Nafplion under the direction of the conductor and chief musician Theodosis Antoniadis, the carnival rhythm begins in our city and attracts mainly the "fanatic" fans of the Carnival...the children.

- Dressed as masquerades or not, they take their bikes or skates and start from the ¨Pergola¨ for kefats orthopetalies... to Trion Navarchon square. There they meet the dance groups and the carnival pulse grows stronger.

Music, dance and children's vivacity flood Vasileos Konstantinou Street and end up all together in Syntagma Square.

- Here, in the heart of the city, the celebration does not stop.
Halloween devotees watch and participate in mask making under the guidance of…

- The team of the Poeme workshop, which with the little protagonists and using ecological materials will make masks with the theme of forest animals.

- Of the Center for Special Therapies and Creative Employment ¨CREATE¨ With the little explorers, they will create a Halloween mask with the theme of endangered animals.

- Of the Unified Special Vocational High School, Argolida High School (ENEGYL) which will help with the carnival constructions.
We create, build and have fun while learning to respect nature!

Together they complete a diverse puzzle and intertwine to make the ¨Carousel¨.
The circle dance fits perfectly with the color and fun of Halloween.

Colorful ribbons and merriment weave together in a dance of love and reconciliation that symbolizes the cycle of life, from life to death, from sorrow to joy, from winter to spring and vice versa.

Take part:

- The dance group of the Friends of the V. Papantoniou Foundation
- The Cultural and Sports Association of Nafplio ¨HOROKINISSI¨
- The Tatsis Dance School
- The Educational Association of Agia Triada
- The Greek Dance Workshop
- The dance team of the Cultural Association of Asini
- The Triodium also opens... in FOUGARO

time 12:00 in the morning @KIDS'LIBRARY

TURUM PAPAM!

A musical narrative performance for young and old.

A journey from Mexico to China and from India to Egypt and back to Greece by boat songs and fairy tales from all over the world.

Fairy tales that color the world that wasn't always full of color, that transform faithful dragons into rivers and keep the dream alive.

And songs that keep us company and sometimes wake us up and sometimes lull us.

For an audience of 5 to 105 years

Narration-Music:

Aggeliki Agalianou

Maya Myriam Papageorgiou

Duration: 50 minutes

Free participation

 

Asini, time 18:00

The Cultural Association of Asini celebrates the beginning of the Triodium with the colorful merry-go-rounds of the Association's dance departments in the village square.

Fun, dance, customs and traditions join forces to offer pleasant moments to young and old!

 

Saturday 02 March 2024

Neo Roino, time 19:00

The Municipal Community and the Cultural and Educational Association of Neo Roinos ¨AGIA MARINA¨ hold a traditional Halloween celebration in the village square with music, dj and wild dancing!

Tuesday, March 07, 2024

Tolo, time 12:00

The Municipality of Nafplion, the Municipal Community of Tolos in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Tolos, the Association of Parents and Guardians of Tolos Primary School and the Association of Tolos Professionals will hold a Halloween party in the center of Tolos with dj, music and dancing.

Nafplion

From 13:00 to 18:00

The Municipality of Nafplio, in collaboration with the Catering Association ¨To Anapli¨, organizes a Halloween celebration Tsiknopeptis with live music and tsiknis on Argos and Aigiou Streets.

Nea Tiryntha, time 17:00

The Municipal Community, the Cultural Association of Nea Tiryntha and the Association of Parents and Guardians of the Primary School of Nea Tiryntha hold a traditional feast in the village square with bonfires, music, dj and a lot... a lot of fun!

Agia Paraskevi – Cello, time 17:30

The Cultural Association of Agia Paraskevi - Cello organizes a traditional Halloween feast in the village square with bonfires, music, dancing and lots of fun!

Asini, time 18:00

The Educational Cultural Beautification Association of Asini is holding in Kontra - Agios Tryfonas a festive evening with the lighting of the Halloween fire, music, dancing and ... hot air balloons!

PRONOIA district

National Assembly Square, time 19:30

This year Pronoia will relive the traditional feast of Tsiknopepti as before, that is, we will have a welfare spree.

The Municipality of Nafplion collaborates with the most experts in joy... the children of the city who will undertake to fill the beloved neighborhood of Nafplion with fun and a festive mood.

The students of the 3rd Primary School of Nafplio take action in the square of their school.
The students of the 1st Primary School of Nafplion and the ENEGYL of Argolis come to give their own touch to the action.
The Music Schools of Argolida, Kastoria and Drama collaborate for an evening full of music, dance, song, tradition, fun and lots of smiles.

Pulakida, time 20:00

The Educational Association of Poulakidas organizes, in the central square of the village, an evening of feasting with the lighting of the Halloween bonfire, music and dancing.

 

Friday March 8, 2024

Lefkakia, time 19:30

The Municipal Community of Lefkakia is holding an outdoor Halloween event in the central square of the village.

Friday March 8, 2024

Nafplion, time 20:00

The brass ensemble of the Association ”KYVOS POLITISMOU” under the direction of Michalis Tetoros marches from square to square playing carnival tunes.

 

Saturday 09 March 2024

Parliament, time 11:00

¨The magic spell of Halloween¨

An interactive fairy-tale performance for children with narration, song and dance by the ParaMythosWalkers Andreas Manouhos and Maria Bakali.

Halloween with games full of action, and smile!

New Workers' Residences, time 17:30

The Municipality of Nafplion in collaboration with the Association of Parents and Guardians of the 4th Kindergarten of Nafplion are celebrating Halloween in one of the most traditional districts of our Municipality, the square of the New Workers' Housing!

Fire, merry-go-round, music, dance and endless play!

Put on your costumes and come party like old times!

Anyfi, time 20:00

The Municipality of Nafplion, the Municipal Community of Anifio and the Cultural Association of Anifio ¨Mai Nikolas¨ with the power of fire and in a frenzied Halloween atmosphere celebrate the Halloween in the square of Agios Dimitrios in Anifi.

Nafplion

Old Town, time 20:30

¨Historical walk¨... a renaissance event in the alleys of Nafplion led by Mrs. Tina Giola.

 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Asini, time 11:00

Making of carnival masks and kites by the children of the village in the hall of the Cultural Association of Asini.

Nafplion

Syntagma Square, time 11:00

The children of the Greek Dance Workshop present local dances and carnival customs from various regions of our homeland.

Agios Adrianos, time 12:00

The Municipality of Nafplio, the Municipal Community of Agios Adrianos in collaboration with the Educational Association of the village, organize a Halloween party in the central square of the village.

Fun, dancing, entertainment ... paper wars and confetti give their own color to this period of revelry!

Argoliko, time 13:00

The Municipality of Nafplion and the Municipal Community of Argoliko are organizing a carnival spree in the village square.

We are waiting for you to party with live music, wild dancing and a lot... a lot of fun!

Nafplio - Pedestrian OSE, time 17:00

Halloween party for all the kids!

The Association of Parents and Guardians of Nafplio invites all children to dance to carnival rhythms with stilts, to be floured according to tradition and to have a blast...until the final fall! Acrobatics, balances, juggling, juggling and plenty of laughter from the Rodriguez brothers!

Costumes, streamers and paper wars our essential accessories...

Agia Triada, time 17:30

The Educational Association of Agia Triada organizes a carnival celebration in the central square of the village, with various events, surprises for our little friends and traditional dances from the Association's dance departments.

Nafplio, time 19:00

The Choir Workshop of Nafplion under the direction of Yiannis Nikolopoulos sings carols and carnival songs in the streets and squares of our city.

Plataniti, time 20:00

The Cultural Association of Plataniti organizes a Halloween party at the enjoy café.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

The Cultural Center of Irion organizes in the central square of the village a wild Halloween party with music, dance and a lot... a lot of fun!

 

Friday March 15, 2024

Pyrgiotika, time 18:30

The Municipal Community of Pyrgiotika and the Educational and Cultural Association of Pyrgiotika ¨Agios Georgios¨ invite everyone to the cremation of the Carnival King. Women of the village will offer goge and milk pie. It will be followed by a traditional feast with bonfires and lots... lots of fun.

Nafplion

Old Town, time 19:00

The Mixed Polyphonic Form of the Municipal Choir of Nafplion and the Youth Municipal Choir of Nafplion put on their carnival costumes and dress up in a mood to sing and "tease" in the streets of old Nafplion.

Heptanisian chants, Latin, traditional Greek songs, as well as others with ¨spicy¨ lyrics!

Let's all come together as one big group, sing and dance… without thinking about the upcoming Lenten fast!

Teaching – Direction

Conductor – Chief Musician

Theodosis Antoniadis

Live music throughout the city

From 20:00 to 23:00

The Municipality of Nafplio in collaboration with the city's cafés, restaurants and the Catering Association ¨Anapli¨ organize musical events with live music and DJs in the squares, narrow streets and streets of the city.

A carnival musical walk with... fun, joy, tasteful atmosphere for citizens and visitors at the following points:

Pedestrian path OSE – Park Kolokotroni
Long road
Syntagma Square
Akti Miaouli
Pharmakopoulon Street
Vasilissis Olga Street
Bouboulinas Street
Bouboulina Square
Agia Triada, time 21:00

The Educational Association of Agia Triada celebrates Halloween with a masquerade party and live music at café Melhydron, opposite the central square of the village.4

 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Nafplion

Syntagma Square, time 11:00

¨Hidden treasure game¨

Fun, exciting with ... unexpected surprises!

Teams of children are challenged to answer riddles, use their knowledge and tackle navigational exercises through hidden clues scattered throughout the city.

A game through which we learn to cooperate, to love, to... hunt!

Edited by: Giorgos Alexiou

Drepano, time 17:00

The Municipal Community of Drepanos in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Drepanos, the Association of Parents and Guardians of the High School of Drepanos and the Association of Parents and Guardians of the Primary School of Drepanos are organizing a small carnival in Drepanos. With the slogan ¨Haidar Fires¨, young and old will start a magical, rhythmic parade through the village and end up in the village square for the burning of the carnival with music, dance and feasting around the fire. But Halloween doesn't happen without traditional dishes such as gogge and milk pies... A revival of the good old days with streamers, paper wars and many masquerades... See you all at the ¨Haidar Fires¨!

Asini, time 18:00

The Cultural Association of Asini celebrates Shrove Tuesday with music, bonfires, dj and lots of dancing from the club's dance sections, hot air balloons in the village square and a float parade in Asini.

VENETIAN NAFPLIO, time 20:30

Halloween with renaissance color and Venetian aroma that give the Anapliot Carnival the sophistication and romance of another era!

The 'Venetian Carnival' is intertwined with the city of Nafplio.

The magical and mysterious… has deep roots in the history of Venice, emerging a world of fantasy and fairy tale.

The Municipality of Nafplion invites you to the ¨Venetian Nafplion¨, an institution established in 1998 and referring to the passage of the Venetians and the imprint they left on the city, in the field of arts and architecture.

With a starting point at Three Admirals Square and a route at Syntagma Square, we will follow the protagonists of the Commedia dell΄Arte in a walking show transported back in time from the Venetian era to modern Nafplion.

An improvised comedy starring figures from 16th century Italy, such as Domino and Harlequin, touching the Greek audience and dancing… to the rhythms of the tarantella.

A journey through time, art and culture!

The giant dolls of the Art25 group disguised as super heroes participate in the special street carnival of Nafplion. Figures known and loved by young and old!
Giant dolls in Halloween costumes, inspired by the well-known children's superheroes Batman, Superman, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Tick, Storm, She Halk, Riddler, Spiderman etc.. make their appearance in our city to communicate, have fun, dance with young and old and give us joy!

The street theater group X- SALTIBAGOS will seduce us with their performance in carnival rhythms and dance games!

March 16 and 17, 2024

Nafplion

Pedestrian path OSE – Park Kolokotroni

From 10:00 to 22:00

¨Chocolate Festival¨

The Municipality of Nafplion and the Commercial and Business Association of Nafplion in collaboration with the new creative start-up company Happy Elephant are organizing a chocolate festival as part of the carnival events.

The festival is... a celebration dedicated to the greatest hormone of pleasure, chocolate, which combines activities with a taste content and an educational content.

Actions with tasty content include:

Chocolate connoisseurship:
During the festival, special products from all over Greece are brought together in order to offer a test to the visitors who will learn interesting information about the production of chocolate.

Chocolate canteens:
Impressive chocolate-based sweets produced at that time in front of visitors.

In addition, educational actions will be carried out and in particular:

Make your own chocolate workshop (ages: 8+)
Workshop ¨The children in the role of a pastry chef¨ (ages: 3 years - 12 years)
Seminar "The History of Chocolate" (ages: 12+)

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Carnival in Tolo, time 11:00

The Municipality of Nafplio, the Municipal Community of Tolos in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Tolos, the Association of Parents and Guardians of Tolos Primary School and the Association of Professionals of Tolos are organizing the TOLIAN CARNIVAL with entertainers, music and... a carnival parade.

Nafplion, time 11:30

Walking event on the beach of Nafplion by the ladies of another era.

Syntagma Square, 12:00

Concert of the Nafplion Philharmonic with repertoire in Halloween rhythms!
From Latin, Italian chansonettes and the Greek interwar music scene to our immortal traditional dance music!

Teaching – Direction

Conductor – Chief Musician

Theodosis Antoniadis

Immediately after... the club HOROKINISSI of Nafplion with the dance school Kostas Tatsis stir up the world with traditional carnival dances from all over Greece.
CARNIVAL PARADE

The city of Nafplio will enjoy a colorful and happy "wave" of excitement with a rather high-spirited mood from carnival-goers.

Lovers of carnival costumes, dances and activities will offer fun and joy not only to the citizens, but also to the visitors.

The giant dolls of the Art25 group, disguised as superheroes, participate in the special carnival of Nafplio. Figures known and loved by young and old!
Giant dolls in Halloween costumes, inspired by the well-known children's superheroes Batman, Superman, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Tick, Storm, She Halk, Riddler, Spiderman etc.. make their appearance to communicate, have fun, dance with little ones and adults and form a super heroic carnival!

The street theater group X- SALTIBAGOS will seduce us with its performance in carnival rhythms, dance games and... in another carnival parade!
In the big parade on Sunday, the fun hits... red!

Gathering of groups, at 17:30 on 25th March Street (in front of the Nafplio Fire Department).
Start of carnival parade, time 18:00 (Gate of Xiras)
Carnival parade route: Xiras Gate, Syngrou Street, Amalias Avenue, Kolleti, Nafplio port (place P).
Carnival burning, time 19:30
Colorful sparklers fill the Anapliot sky and... the party continues with music and dj!

Clean Monday

 

March 18, 2024

Asini Stadium, time 11:00

The Cultural Association of Asini, continuing the tradition of Clean Monday, will celebrate the ¨Koulumas¨ at the Asini stadium this year, flying kites ... then there will also be... a kite competition.

The program is subject to change.

All actions are with free participation.

Musicians and other artists offer their services to the city for free.

The following is the interview of the Deputy Mayor for Culture, Kostas Karapavlos

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