This weekend sees the annual Kataklysmos Festival here in Cyprus, with coastal towns holding festivities over the course of the weekend to celebrate.
Kataklysmos, meaning deluge or cataclysm in Greek, is a religious festival held 50 days after the Greek Orthodox Easter. Traditionally a celebration of Noah and the flood the festival actually has its roots in both the Bible and Greek mythology.
Kataklysmos festivals are held across Cyprus in Agia Napa, Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos, Polis and Paralimni. Each town will have their own specific festivities which may include games, folk dancing, boat races, swimming competitions, concerts and, of course, lots of water being thrown.
The Municipality will be holding their Festivities at Latchi Harbour on 16th & 17th July.
From 8pm on Sunday 16th July there will be Live Music with Greek artists, Triantaphyllos and Petros Imvrios.
On Monday 17th their will be a host of activity and entertainment from 4pm including from 4-6pm children’s entertainment with boats by Latchi Water Sports, 6-7pm traditional “Flood Day” games in the water, 7–7:30pm dancing by Shibam Kids – Diamanto, 7:30–8pm dancing by “Drakou” Dance School and at 8pm an artistic program by the group “The Unprecedented”
Entrance to all events is free of charge. The poster for the events can be seen HERE
Limassol Municipality have announced this year’s program on their website. The festival will take place at Multifunctional Seaside Park (Eastern Car Park) Molos from Saturday 15th June until Monday 17th June.
The program includes traditional dancing, shadow theater, astronomy, a boat ride and a concert on Monday eveing by Katerina Kouka and Stelios Dionysiou
The full program can be viewed HERE:
In Paphos there will be events and festivities on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th June 2019.
On Saturday 15th there will be an artistic program of dancing and performances from 8pm at Castle Square. On Sunday 16th the evening will start with a greeting from the Mayor of Pafos Phaedon Phaedon followed by a concert by Giorgos Giannias and his Orchestra.
Monday 17th will see water sports in the harbour from 5pm followed by an artistic program in Harbour Square from 8pm. Including a concert by Sotto Pogoni and Elena Solea, with the Konstantinos Zorpas Orchestra.
Entrance to all events is free of charge.