Carnival time in Cyprus is approximately right here! From the 1st right until the 4th of February the city crier will be announcing the Carnival’s arrival all close to Limassol. Carnival was celebrated in ancient Greece and arranged in honor of the God Dionysos. Historical Greeks obtained dressed in several costumes, wore masks, played online games and experienced feasts that lasted for days. The personalized and custom is however going powerful nowadays. Carnival in Cyprus is a two-week time period of celebrations with a emphasis on food stuff, festivites and online games prior to the 50 times of fasting right before Easter.
The first 7 days of the Carnival is termed Meat Week or “Kreatini” considering that it is the past 7 days for having meat prior to Easter. The next week is recognised as Cheese week or “Tyrini.” The very last Sunday of Cheese 7 days is the emphasize of the Carnival and this yr falls on Valentines Working day – February 14th. This is when the Grand Carnival Parade will take place in Limassol. “Inexperienced Monday” or also from time to time identified as “Thoroughly clean Monday” normally follows the 2 week Carnival festivites which is also the initially working day of Lent and a Countrywide getaway in Cyprus and Greece.
Through Cheese 7 days, you will discover quite a few seasonal and contemporary specialties these types of as the Greek pastry “bourekia” which is crammed with mint taste cheese or other delectable sweets this sort of as “daktyla”and “kandaifi.” Cheese ravioli is well-liked at this time and also a pumpkin loaded pastry that is not very as sweet as the other individuals described previously mentioned. Numerous Cypriots will pack a picnic on Inexperienced Monday and head for the countryside wherever their picnic feast will include things like greens, olives, bread, salads, nearby wines, beers and other beverages. You will see the skys stuffed with kites which is a internet site to see and island-extensive custom.
Carnival festivities get started on the Thursday of Meat 7 days. Highlights of the pageant contain the entrance of King Carnival, the Children’s Carnival Parade, the Serenaders’ Parade and the Grand Carnival Parade of chariots and teams. Festivities acquire spot in cities all about the island, Limassol hosts the most famous celebration and has the most festivities. Larnaca and Paphos also present outstanding parades, extravagant costume functions and town decor.
In Paphos, Winters Home Plaza has now started off getting in their Carnival Costumes. Their shop is great and located on the Mesogi Street on the way to Polis. Get completely ready now to have some exciting, keep harmless and take pleasure in it!
Some vital dates for the upcoming holiday seasons: Sunday 14th February – 1.30p.m. Grand Carnival Parade in Limassol / Monday 15th February – Inexperienced Monday / Friday 2nd April – Superior Friday / Sunday 4th April – Easter