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Holy Friday band in the island of Corfu

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Easter is one of the biggest religious celebrations of Christianity commemorating the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the passage from death to life. Good Friday is an eminently mournful day that commemorates the Passion of Christ in all of Greece.

Even the most remote churches honor the tradition of the epitaph filling the atmosphere with piety and devoutness.
In every Greek city, village or island, the Passion of Christ is revived through different traditions. From the early morning hours in all the Greek churches, the Epitaph, decorated with flowers, is ready to receive the body of Jesus. In most areas, the epitaph procession begins around 9pm with band of wind musical instruments, but in some parts of the country procession takes place at noon or even on the morning of Holy Saturday.

Holy Friday Corfu Procession playing Amleto by Franco Faccio :


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Thank you Sparklies and Irisriver for liking the puzzle. Marina.


Hi Jillian. Most wind instrument bands in Corfu are huge, because according to local tradition learning to play a wind instrument is free of charge. I think they are about 18 philarmonic bands around the whole island and they are all involved in Easter celebrations.

To see some photos of the bands and read about their history (at some point Corfu was a British protectorate), look here Thank you for your comment.


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That is a big band, look very smart in their helmets. Thank you for the insights you have given us. Hugs to you

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