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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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Friday’s Fact About: Greek Easter – Kalo Pascha!

It’s our favourite time of the year here in Cyprus this weekend – Greek Orthodox Easter!  Easter in Cyprus is the most celebrated occasion of the year – trust us, it’s a big deal!  You can’t beat the atmosphere of … 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: Stunning Troodos UNESCO Churches to Visit

Taken from MyCyprusInsider Stunning Troodos UNESCO Churches to Visit It’s not just visitors to the island, but also locals, that often don’t realise just how special and treasured the island’s religious heritage really is, with a whopping ten churches on … Continue reading

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Friday’s Fact About: Greek Easter – Kalo Pascha!

It’s our favourite time of the year here in Cyprus this weekend – Greek Orthodox Easter!  Easter in Cyprus is the most celebrated occasion of the year – trust us, it’s a big deal!  You can’t beat the atmosphere 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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Name Days in Cyprus

  Many visitors to Cyprus may not know that ‘Name Days’ are celebrated in Cyprus more than actual birthdays. In Cyprus, and Greece, children are typically named after the Patron Saint of their region, with the eldest son often being … Continue reading

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