Cyprus Celebrates Carnival in a Special way

The Love Cyprus Blog

Parade in Limassol, Cyprus 2009Carnival time in Cyprus is nearly here! From the 1st until the 4th of February the Town Crier will be announcing the Carnival’s arrival all around Limassol. Carnival was celebrated in ancient Greece and organized in honor of the God Dionysos. Ancient Greeks got dressed in various costumes, wore masks, played games and had feasts that lasted for days. The custom and tradition is still going strong today. Carnival in Cyprus is a two-week period of celebrations with a focus on food, festivites and games before the 50 days of fasting before Easter.  Read the rest of the article here….

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