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Greek Carnival

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The Carnival is called "Apokries" in Greek and Apokries literally means "saying goodbye to meat," and judging by a large amount of meat eaten during the three weeks preceding Lent it is a very just farewell. 

Though the focus of celebration mostly includes meat dishes and the whole city of Athens smells of barbecue, the Carnival also features other foods and costume parades as well and it is expressed by three weeks of feasting and dancing. 

The exact dates of the Carnival vary, depending on Easter. The aim of the Carnival is to encourage all citizens and visitors to be a part of a lively, fun-filled celebration that will take place at the usual venues but also in city neighborhoods. 

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