Monthly Archives: February 2020

Carnival Weekend

This weekend coming is Carnival time in Cyprus – marking the beginning of the 40 day period of fasting prior to Easter which officially starts on Monday 2nd March 2020, known as ‘Green Monday’. The closest Carnival parties for us … Continue reading

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Discover Cyprus: Tsiknopempti

Today is ‘Tsiknopempti’ in Cyprus. This is the name given to the Thursday during Carnival or the “Greek Mardi Gras” period which marks the beginning of the last weekend that observant Greek Orthodox Church members can “legally” eat meat. Thus…everyone … Continue reading

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Discover Cyprus: Palaepaphos, Aphrodite’s birthplace

Palaepaphos (meaning Old Paphos) is the name given to the area that is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, Beauty & Fertility, which was one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centres of the ancient Greek world, and … Continue reading

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