Carnival time in Cyprus is approximately here! From the 1st until eventually the 4th of February the town crier will be asserting the Carnival’s arrival all around Limassol. Carnival was celebrated in historic Greece and structured in honor of the God Dionysos. Historical Greeks acquired dressed in a variety of costumes, wore masks, played online games and experienced feasts that lasted for days. The personalized and tradition is nevertheless likely solid today. Carnival in Cyprus is a two-week time period of celebrations with a concentrate on food, festivites and games before the 50 days of fasting just before Easter.
The 1st 7 days of the Carnival is called Meat 7 days or “Kreatini” considering that it is the past 7 days for consuming meat before Easter. The 2nd week is identified as Cheese week or “Tyrini.” The final Sunday of Cheese Week is the spotlight of the Carnival and this 12 months falls on Valentines Day – February 14th. This is when the Grand Carnival Parade requires location in Limassol. “Environmentally friendly Monday” or also sometimes named “Cleanse Monday” often follows the 2 week Carnival festivites which is also the initial working day of Lent and a Nationwide vacation in Cyprus and Greece.
During Cheese week, you will uncover numerous seasonal and fresh new specialties this sort of as the Greek pastry “bourekia” which is filled with mint flavor cheese or other tasty sweets this sort of as “daktyla”and “kandaifi.” Cheese ravioli is well-known at this time and also a pumpkin stuffed pastry that is not pretty as sweet as the other folks described previously mentioned. Quite a few Cypriots will pack a picnic on Eco-friendly Monday and head for the countryside wherever their picnic feast will incorporate vegetables, olives, bread, salads, regional wines, beers and other beverages. You will see the skys filled with kites which is a site to see and island-large tradition.
Carnival festivities commence on the Thursday of Meat 7 days. Highlights of the festival involve the entrance of King Carnival, the Kid’s Carnival Parade, the Serenaders’ Parade and the Grand Carnival Parade of chariots and teams. Festivities get location in cities all over the island, Limassol hosts the most famous celebration and has the most festivities. Larnaca and Paphos also supply amazing parades, extravagant gown functions and town decor.
In Paphos, Winters Household Plaza has presently started off getting in their Carnival Costumes. Their store is fantastic and located on the Mesogi Street on the way to Polis. Get prepared now to have some enjoyment, continue to be safe and sound and delight in it!
Some crucial dates for the impending vacations: Sunday 14th February – 1.30p.m. Grand Carnival Parade in Limassol / Monday 15th February – Green Monday / Friday 2nd April – Fantastic Friday / Sunday 4th April – Easter