This melancholy ceremony is called the epitaph and takes place all over Greece as Pascha week nears its climax. At the head of the procession in our village will be a representation of Christ's bier, decorated with red and white carnations and the occasional head of pelargonium.
In Corfu Town, the epitaph procession is accompanied by the island's oldest marching bands, with appropriate music.
Whatever your beliefs, it is a most moving ceremony. For us, it is particularly so when shared with people we have come to know and love over the past eighteen months.
Tomorrow, the spell will be broken as Corfu Town does what it is most famous for at Easter. Pot smashing.
Here's a link to pictures and words I posted on my blog last year.
That's about it.
Love Maddie x