Limassol Carnival begins today in Cyprus

The Cyprus carnival, a poorer cousin of the brazil carnival, starts today. All the cities have their own schedule for the same. The start of the carnival, with the arrival of the King of the parade will happen in the Limassol downtown area tonight. The parade will start from the Town Hall at 7.00p.m. and will pass by the following streets: Themidos, Anexartisias, Ayiou Andreou, Karaiskaki (Municipal Library), Stasinou, Andrea Drousioti. It will end at the Heroes Square where carnival merrymaking with songs and dancing will take place. Fireworks from the Town Hall start at 7.00 p.m.
Last year’s theme was “Love”. Also, the girls-in-red are a common feature every year. They are the ones who accompany the King Carnival.

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The grand parade is two weeks from now and is a marathon affair on Makarios Avenue. Here is a collage from last year’s carnival parade.

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Enjoy the carnival atmosphere in Cyprus!

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  1. February 21, 2009

    […] It is carnival time in Cyprus and that means revelry at its best on the streets of Limassol. Colourful costumes, out-of-the-world head-gears and bursting party poppers along with the beautiful cyprus spring makes it one the best times of the year to be in Cyprus. See photos of the various costumes on display from past years here. The king’s carnival, the official start of the carnival happened on thursday. This was the first king’s parade i missed . But, you can see photos from the king’s parade of 2007 here. […]

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