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Colors of Paphos - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Paphos fort, Cyprus Paphos is an astonishing city with the same stunning unique cultural traditions. The resort experiences the heaviest tourist traffic during the season of bright festivals and ethnic holidays as many of them are focused on foreign guests. The brightest event tourists may observe on Paphos vacation is the Anthestiria Flower festival being the most waited holiday as among local people so among foreign guests. The date of the Festival start varies each year. The holiday usually begins by the end of May.
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A major part of festive events within the festival takes place in the harbor and in the Poseidon Avenue. According to one of the theories the moment of the festival establishment dates back to ancient times. Later on the holiday was identified with Dionysus. However during the fest in the ancient Greece offerings were brought to other gods and idols as well and to Aphrodite and Demeter in particular. The theme of the festival is rather simple. It is held to celebrate spring coming.
As many years before so now the main event of the festival is the parade of flowers. Thousands of people travel down the central streets of the city carrying fresh fragrant flower bouquets. Anybody can take part in this symbolic ceremony. The festival in which all contemporary tourists can take part was first held in 1920. In the middle of the past century the Anthestiria Flower festival was referred to theme ecological events. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Since that time environmental protection seminars and lectures are an essential part of the festival. Local florists and gardeners, demonstrating their skills and fruits of their labor, take part in the festival. During the event tourists may visit different exhibitions and engaging excursions being of great interest to every visitor almost every day. Bright parades and exhibitions, theatrical performances and concerts, sport and gastronomy events will entertain and amuse the visitors of the festival.
The Greek Theatre at paphos The brightest event of the autumn is still the Aphrodite Festival dedicated to music and promoting Paphos as a culturally rich city. The event may seem dull and uninteresting from the first sight. However its program is rather rich and various. A large concert stage is equipped on a square in front of the old fortress of Paphos. Numerous performances of world renowned singers and musicians are held within the festival on this stage. Usually the festival takes place in the first part of September and last for three days featuring several dozens of concerts and bright events.
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National traditions of Cyprus

In Cyprus, it is customary to respect people not only for their venerable age but also for their high social status. In any group, there is a special respect for its oldest member. Cypriots are friendly and hospitable, they love inviting guests. Those invited usually bring flowers and a bottle of good alcohol. Cypriots also like to go out, for example, in clubs, cafes or just for a walk. It is considered important to wear the best outfit to impress others. Residents of Cyprus are serious about brand clothes, and if a Cypriot needs to choose between an expensive brand or no less quality but cheap clothes, the first option is always preferable. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Paphos

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Paphos. Learn the best periods to visit Paphos to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Paphos.
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