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This weekend’s ‘Epiphany’ explained

Epiphany ‘Fota’: The 12th day of Christmas – 6th January The festival of Epiphany (6 January) is a national public holiday known in Cyprus as ‘Ta Fota’ which means ‘the light’ and is a big festival that celebrates the baptism of Christ and celebrations take place … Continue reading

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Green Monday – 27th February 2017

Green Monday (also known as Clean Monday, Pure Monday, Ash Monday or Monday of Lent) is a public holiday in Greece and Cyprus, where it is celebrated with outdoor excursions, the consumption of shellfish and other fasting food,  a special kind … Continue reading

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Friday’s Fact About: Today’s Public Holiday ‘Oxi Day’

Today’s public holiday is one that celebrates what has been known as ‘No’ (‘Οχι in Greek) Day since 28th October 1940. ‘Ohi Day’ is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world on October 28 each year. Ohi Day … Continue reading

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Friday’s Fact About: Today’s Public Holiday – Greek Cypriot National Day

Today, 1st April, is a national Public Holiday in Cyprus, but why?  1st April’s Public Holiday celebrates Greek Cypriot National Day: Every year during the 1st of April, Cyprus commemorates the Greek Cypriot National Day or EOKA in memory of … Continue reading

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Today’s National Public Holiday: Epiphany

Epiphany ‘Fota’: The 12th day of Christmas – 6th January The festival of Epiphany (6 January) is known in Cyprus as ‘Ta Fota’ which means ‘the light’ and is a big festival that celebrates the baptism of Christ and celebrations take … Continue reading

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Oxi Day – Today’s Public Holiday

Today’s public holiday is one that celebrates what has been known as ‘No’ (‘Οχι in Greek) Day since 28th October 1940. Ioannis Metaxas – Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 – until his death in 1941 ‘Ohi Day’ is celebrated throughout Greece, … Continue reading

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Friday’s Fact About: Cyprus Independence Day 1st October

This coming Thursday, 1st October, is a national public holiday in Cyprus which celebrates Cyprus Independence Day. The day includes festivals and parades of schools and the military, including the display of tanks and other armory. At the end of … Continue reading

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