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Children Dress Up for the Pre-Lent Carnival in Athens and Patras

February 20, 2023

ATHENS – Zappeion Mansion in Athens hosted children’s entertainment events on Sunday for Apokries, the annual pre-Lent festival.

Children dress up for the carnival and meet Looney Tunes and Disney characters, who greet them along with entertainers on stilts, magicians, face painters, and jugglers.

The Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Athens performed light music, while Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis dropped by.

Zappeion events started at 11:30 am and continued to late afternoon.

Other cities hosted events as well, with one of the most colorful being the “Junior Parade” for children in Patras.

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