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Monday, 10 December 2012 16:19

Limassol Events and Festivals Guide

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Limassol is located at the southern region of Cyprus. It is a picturesque island nestled in the Mediterranean. It is known for its carefree holiday atmosphere accompanied by numerous events for the entire year, which is perfect for anyone who wishes to take a rest from a very stressful work environment. Take a virtual tour of the popular events and festivals it hosts and schedule your trip to this island paradise for the ultimate holiday escapade.

 

Limassol Carnival: The Carnival King Parade

Limassol Carnival 2011

The people of Limassol prepare the brightest, most colorful and most enjoyable carnivals in Cyprus. The celebration begins ten days before Lent or Thursday of Kreatini, which is the last week where meat is tolerated by the Orthodox faith. It starts with the entrance of the Carnival King, well decorated for the specific occasion, followed by series of parades on the following days including the Children’s Parade and the Seranaders Show. It is highly recommended that guests make early reservations with the best Limassol hotels, because they are easily filled months before the occasion, due to the fancy dress parties they organize to fit the celebration.

The Russian-Cypriot Festival

Cypriot Russian festival 2007

Although a short event, the two-day festival that happens in June has been a key element in maintaining the close relationship between Cyprus and Russia. It is a festivity filled with music and entertainment prepared by both the Russian and Cypriot representatives coupled with a display of products from both countries. It is well enjoyed by children because the last day of the event is dedicated solely for their delight. Five Star Limassol Hotels design children shows, fireworks, and special concerts for their satisfaction, which makes the celebration a family friendly event to look forward to.

The Wine Festival

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People interested in visiting Limassol should rush this September as the region is preparing for its celebration of the Wine Festival. The region is considered the wine capital of Cyprus and for a treat, big wine cooperatives including KEO, LOEL, ETKO, and SODAP together with other smaller independent wine producers, offer free tastes of their wine portfolio. The history of the festivity dates back during the time of Ancient Greece when worshippers of Dionysius and Aphrodite would gather and enjoy merrymaking activities for their honor.

Lemesia

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Sports enthusiasts are aware of the Lemesia, the biggest annual international sporting even held in Cyprus in October. It is a ten-day event involving athletes from different countries representing a number of disciplines like cycling, shooting, triathlon, karate, rhythmic gymnastics, and boxing. It aims to foster sport awareness to the locals and develop good relationships with other countries. Some of the treats available during the event also include photo exhibits of Cyprus sporting history.

Limassol has prepared special treats to its visitors each month. There is never a boring day in its midst, because the long coastal area of the region is more than enough to keep you busy during your stay.

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