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Local people are emotional, friendly, hospitable, and religious people. They are very responsive, and always ready to help, so do not hesitate to ask them for any kind of assistance. On the road, if there are any problems, the Cypriots will always stop first and offer their help. The police are also very loyal to vacationers. By the way, and this is very important, the crime rate in Cyprus is very low and rest in this country is really safe.
The restaurants of the city are a perfect place to relax. Each dining facility is distinguished not only by its original menu, but also by unique atmosphere. The basis of the menu of … Open
Cypriots are hardworking people, but also know how to rest very well; natives prefer to spend evenings with the whole family in taverns. They are very musical and adore their national motives and dances. By the way, a family is of a great importance here. Men, from a young age, are determined to marry once in a lifetime and a wedding is one of the most traditional moments of the local life. Weddings are celebrated according to long-established rules and traditions. The bride's father ensures that the "order" is given in the form of a fully furnished house. Average wedding can host up to 1000 guests, who do not present gifts but bring an envelope with money to help the newlyweds start a secure life.
The Cypriots can easily start a conversation and communicate very emotionally: they argue, loudly laugh and talk. But do not think that they do not respect you. On the contrary, it means that they like you, and they are friendly. In Cyprus, it is not customary to ask a new acquaintance many questions, especially about work, since this question hints at the size of salary, and also it is indecent to ask about it. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
A magnificent Venetian monastery is the main symbol of the city. The monastery was built in the 16th century. The beautiful old building simply strikes visitors with its unique architecture. … Open
Throughout the summer season in Ayia Napa takes place a big number of various festivals, celebrations, dance and folklore events. Green Monday is considered one of the most interesting local events. This holiday goes back to the ancient festival of wine, held in honor of the Greek god Dionysus. During Green Monday, people go to nature, usually to the territory of Cape Greco, and organize family picnics from vegetables, greens, seafood, and wine. The holiday symbolizes the beginning of the Great Lent. Easter holiday carries a great value for the Cypriots. Epitaphios or Holy Burial is the festive procession held on the evening of Good Friday. On the night from Saturday to Sunday, the church glorifies the resurrection of Christ. Young people are lighting huge fires in the courtyard of the church and burn the effigy of Judas, who betrayed Christ. Kataklysmos is a water festival, which coincides with the Pentecost Day. This is a popular religious holiday, held in early June, and is celebrated only in Cyprus. The municipality of Ayia Napa organizes performances of folk groups and fairs.
The Ayia Napa festival is definitely the most popular and long-awaited holiday here and one of the largest events on the island. The event has been held annually in the last week of September at Seferis Square, opposite the Ayia Napa Monastery. This festival reflects the historical, cultural and agricultural traditions of Ayia Napa. Visitors can take part in the customs of local residents, get acquainted with local music and dances, and also feel the friendliness and hospitality of the Cypriots on practice. The program includes theatrical performances, opera performances, concerts, performances of folklore groups. Within the framework of the celebrations, you will enjoy numerous of exciting events: art and photo exhibitions, as well as exhibitions of seashells, butterflies, and flowers. The local department of agriculture organized the display of agricultural products. There are kiosks selling works of applied art and the work of local masters.
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Ayia Napa

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