But there is one festival that, however bad things are, will be celebrated everywhere.
We are now in the lead-up to the feast day of the Dormition of the Theotokos on 15 August, which is the best time in Corfu, according to our local shopkeeper.
It's certainly one of the busiest,with people bustling in and around Corfu Town and the beautiful Liston. But if you look up, you could imagine you were completely alone. Try it - it's something I do all the time.
As we have little people currently staying with us, we gave today's parade a miss. Instead, we went to the beach, with a host of other people of all nationalities. Still, we had plenty of room and lots of sea to swim in.
You have to rely on posters on telegraph poles or lengths of sheet on the side of the road to know what's going on.
Underneath old posters advertising a band in a bar at Paleokastritsa or a frog festival in Skripero are notices telling you that someone's died. The posters never get taken down. But when someone like me comes along, who has an aversion to out-of-date information and an inbred hatred of litter and disrespect, I find the pole is embedded with staples.
But we know what's happening here because we have a telegraph pole right outside our house to let us know what's occurring.
Zeus knows how late we'll stay up at the big festival on Thursday.
That's about it.
Love Maddie x