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The carnival in Patras, one of Greece's most famous festivals, usually starts on January 17th.

The Carnival of Patras is one of the most famous festivals in Greece. Carnival usually begins on January 17 and takes place between mid-January and mid-February (various dates) each year. March in carts and costumes, ending with a large group parade lighting up the stakes of the King Carnival. Thousands of locals and tourists attend the carnival. Patras Carnival, the largest festival in the Mediterranean and the Balkans, is associated with antiquity. According to this tradition, believers follow the ancient god Dionysus to call on God for special festivals. Since then, and as a result of the city's prosperity in the late 19th century, Carnival has become more regular. Also, the first carnival carts appeared in the 1870s. At the time, the cart was nothing more than a personal creation. Only later did Patrasi build a large number of carts.

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