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Green Monday

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015

This public holiday marks the start of Lent and is the culmination of ten d ......

This public holiday marks the start of Lent and is the culmination of ten days of celebrations that in Limassol centres on its carnival and fancy dress balls. Green Monday, itself, is traditionally when families gather on the seafront or in a village park, fly kites and have a picnic.

Venue:
Throughout Cyprus.

Address:
Limassol, Cyprus

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Easter

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015

Easter is the biggest celebration in Cyprus and marked by two weeks of fest ......

Easter is the biggest celebration in Cyprus and marked by two weeks of festivals, religious ceremonies and flower parades. Family and friends gather for mouthwatering dishes that include flaounes (minty cheese cakes). In the rural villages, the whole community gathers for the procession of the holy icon on Good Friday.

Venue:
Throughout Cyprus.

Address:
Nicosia, Cyprus

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Agia Irini Day

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2015

The name-days of saints are big occasions in villages throughout Cyprus. Lo ......

The name-days of saints are big occasions in villages throughout Cyprus. Local churches and monasteries become a hive of activity with religious ceremonies and processions. Agia Irini Day is celebrated in the picturesque village of Perivolia, near Larnaca, and the day is marked with a procession and a great feast.

Venue:
Perivolia.

Address:
Perivolia, Cyprus

Event cost:
Free.

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Shakespeare at the Kourion

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 - July 2015

The restored Greco-Roman theatre at the Kourion which occupies a spectacula ......

The restored Greco-Roman theatre at the Kourion which occupies a spectacular hilltop site overlooking the Mediterranean is the setting for Shakespearean plays performed annually by the Performing Arts for Cyprus Charities. From Romeo and Juliet to Much Ado About Nothing, many of the great Bard’s works have been performed here.

Venue:
Kourion.

Address:
Kourion, Cyprus

Event cost:
Ticket prices vary.

Category:
Art & Literature

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Feast of Kataklysmos (Flood Festival)

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015

All the coastal towns from Polis and Paphos to Larnaca and Protaras come al ......

All the coastal towns from Polis and Paphos to Larnaca and Protaras come alive to mark the annual festival of Kataklysmos (otherwise known as the Festival of the Flood). It is held 50 days after the Greek Orthodox Easter. Crowds throng the shore for boat races and watersports, processions and feasting.

Venue:
All coastal towns.

Address:
Larnaca, Cyprus

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Cultural August

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015 (Throughout August.)

August is a time of celebrations and festivals throughout the island, but e ......

August is a time of celebrations and festivals throughout the island, but especially in the villages of the Troodos Mountains. Every village hosts its own event with traditional Cypriot food, music and folk dancers; some even organise demonstrations of Greek dancing so that visitors can learn a few steps.

Venue:
Troodos Mountain villages

Address:
In the Troodos Mountains, Troodos, Cyprus

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Ayia Napa Summer Cultural Events

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015 (Usually every Sun in August.)

Agia Napa celebrates Cypriot traditions as part of its annual summer festiv ......

Agia Napa celebrates Cypriot traditions as part of its annual summer festival. Its programme includes demonstrations of folk dances, art exhibitions, free concerts and music recitals, which are held in and around its central square, next to its 16th century monastery . There is something on every Sunday during August.

Venue:
Seferis Square, Agia Napa

Address:
Seferis Square, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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Limassol Wine Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015 - September 2015

A programme of concerts and theatrical performances, plus, of course, lots ......

A programme of concerts and theatrical performances, plus, of course, lots of wine tasting and feasting, form the basis for the ten-day Limassol Wine Festival held annually at the end of the grape harvest. The Limassol district is famous for producing one of the world’s oldest wines, the sweet Commandaria.

Venue:
Throughout Limassol.

Address:
Limassol, Cyprus

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Food & Drink

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Aphrodite Opera Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2015 (Carmen, Madame Butterfly, La Bohème and Aida have been among the most recent operatic productions to be staged in front of the medieval castle at Paphos harbour. An annual event, it is watched by locals and visitors, all dressed in their finest, and is the highlight of the Paphos cultural calendar. )

Carmen, Madame Butterfly, La Bohème and Aida have been among the most rece ......

Carmen, Madame Butterfly, La Bohème and Aida have been among the most recent operatic productions to be staged in front of the medieval castle at Paphos harbour. An annual event, it is watched by locals and visitors, all dressed in their finest, and is the highlight of the Paphos cultural calendar.

Venue:
Paphos Castle.

Address:
Paphos Castle, Paphos, Cyprus

Event cost:
Tickets from €35.

Category:
Music

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