Rethymno Carnival kicks off in Crete (video)
“Be Your Best Self” is the motto of the Rethemnian Carnival 2018, whose celebrations begin on Saturday January 27 and will last until February 19, 2018.
The great institution of the Rethymno Carnival is also organized this year by the large family of carnival groups, with thousands of volunteers from Rethymno, the rest of Crete, all over Greece, and many supporters from abroad, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rethymno and its Welfare Corporation.
It’s been one century, since a group of people from Rethymno – with optimistic mood and open heart to every pleasant challenge – decides to put some colour to the everyday life of the city, during the Carnival season.
So, in 1914 the first Carnival of Rethymno was organized, bringing the original mark of the intentions of the people of Rethymno. Through the years, these intentions turned into actions that exceeded every time the expectations of their inspirers and finally turned to be an amazing event: the Carnival of Rethymno, a live organism, tending to reverse the natural route of life: the “older” it’s getting the better it is becoming!
This year’s carnival subject is focused on this inversion and invites whoever deeply hopes for better days, whoever sees rainbow colors beyond grey to be part of the large, emotional and fresh Team of the Carnival of Rethymno and share, create, have fun and experience things that nobody wants to miss.
We invite you to create and share this experience, having in our mind and our heart the fact that when people cooperate, every day becomes special and life itself becomes more beautiful. It is as simple as that.