Sunday, 14 August 2011

A video from the 11th of August litany

  The 11th of August litany is one of the greatest processions in the island. We celebrate one of Saint Spyridon miracles which took place in August 1716 when Corfu was sieged for many days by the Ottoman Turks. Legend has it that at the most critical point of the siege, when the Turks were about to gain access to the Old Fortress, a fierce storm broke out which made the enemy to give up. Since then, every 11th of August we celebrate with this  big procession which takes place around the Esplanade and Liston. Many wind bands participate and there are lots of tourists from mainland Greece and abroad attending.
  Here is a video I found at YouTube from this year's procession.

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