Limassol Carnival 2009

Published on Saturday January 31st, 2009

Limassol CarnivalThe Carnival begins! From February 16 to 19 the Town Crier will be announcing the Carnival’s arrival all around Lemesos.

Monday February 16

7.30p.m. House of Arts and Letters

The Lemesos Municipality in collaboration with the Cyprus Photographic Society – Limassol Branch will be organizing a Pancyprian Photography Competition and Exhibition on the theme «Limassol Carnival», from February 16 to March 1

 

Wednesday February 18

6.00p.m. Art Studio 55
23A Andrea Drousioti, Heroes’ Square

The Lemesos Municipality in collaboration with IKEPANA GROUP will be organising an exhibition on the theme «Carnival 2009» from February 18 to 25, with the participation of Georgalletos Serenaders.

7.30p.m. Theomaria Art Gallery
7 Vasilissis Karlottas and Elenis Paleologinas

The Lemesos Municipality in collaboration with Theomaria Gallery will be organising an exhibition of venetian, ceramic, painted and decorated masks as well as a MASK workshop called «Venice-Limassol 3». Afterwards, the architect Stavros Perdios will demonstrate how his father, Chrisostomos Perdios, used to make masks during the 1930s and 1940s. The Mayor of Limassol Andreas Christou will inaugurate the exhibitions.

 

Thursday February 19

12.00 (noon)

Limassol Serenaders will be singing at Saripolou Square.

3.00p.m. – 5.00p.m. Enaerios Parking Place

The Lemesos Municipality will be organizing a concert where young bands will be participating.

6.30p.m. Town Hall

The Lemesos Municipality in collaboration with the Limassol Union of Self-Educated Painters will be organising an exhibition for the 2009 Carnival. The Mayor Andreas Christou will inaugurate the exhibition.

7.00p.m.

The Carnival’s Royal Couple will be entering the town in a festive atmosphere on an illuminated float accompanied by Georgalletos Serenaders, the choir Monternoi Kairoi, the Lemesos Municipality Band, the Majorettes of the Cyprus Girl Guides Association, the Mayor and the Municipal Council.

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 by the group Forca Latino will take place.

Fireworks from the Town Hall start at 7.00p.m.

 

Friday February 20

8.30p.m. Children’s Choirs, Rialto Theatre

Serenades and carnival songs from the following children’s choirs: Armonia, the Children’s Choir Epilogi, the Children’s Choir of the Papadakeion Municipal School of Music and the Children’s Choir of the Maronites of Cyprus.

Saturday February 21

11.00a.m. – 2.00p.m. Grigori Afxentiou Square (District Office Building)

The Lemesos Municipality in collaboration with the CUT and the radio station Choice FM 104.3 will be organizing a treasure hunt (for information and participation call 25820820).

11.00a.m. The Municipality’s train will be running along Anexartisias – Ayiou Andreou.

The Youth Choir Epilogi will be on the train singing carnival songs. Starting point: Pattichion Municipal Theatre.

12.00 (noon)

The Four Voice Men’s Choir will be singing at «Pantopoleio» Restaurant at the First Municipal Market

8.30p.m.

A Carnival Ball will take place at Erma’s Auction Centre on 48 Gladstonos Str. The Dreams Choir and Elena Solea invite you to sing and dance to the rhythm of the top carnival hits and a DJ will also ensure that the fiesta keeps on going with carnival music. Free Entrance.

 

Sunday February 22

11.30a.m. Children’s Carnival Parade

Starting Point: Ayias Zonis Str. (ESSO Service Station).

Finishing: End of Anexartisias

All groups, couples and individuals participating in the parade will be given participation diplomas.

6.00p.m.

Serenaders’ Event at PERAMA with songs from Georgalletos Serenaders and dancing from the dancing school Alexastero. The evening is dedicated to the memory of Giorgos Georgalletos.

 

Monday February 23

On an illuminated float:

7.00p.m.Giorgalletos Serenaders will be singing at the areas of Petrou & Pavlou and Apostolou Andrea.

7.00p.m. EDON Serenaders will be singing at Ayios Nikolaos area.

 

Tuesday February 24

On an illuminated float:

7.00p.m.Limassol Serenaders will be singing at Zakaki.

7.00p.m. Ariones Choir will be singing at Ayia Fyla

7.00p.m. Monternoi Kairoi Choir will be singing at St. Spiridona area.

8.30p.m. «Tuesday’s Carnival Fiesta», Medieval Castle Square

The Lemesos Municipality invites all young and adults to come in disguised costumes and participate in different carnival merrymaking with music and dancing. Carnival Costume Competition – Awards for the best three.

 

Wednesday February 25

7.00 p.m. Serenaders’ Evening – Heroes’ Square

Serenaders’ Evening with the participation of the following groups: Giorgalletos Serenaders, Monternoi Kairoi Choir, EDON Serenaders and the Group of Cypriot Serenaders.

 

Thursday February 26

8.00 p.m. Serenaders’ Evening and Outdoor Carnival Dancing Event
At the square east of the First Municipal Market

The evening will begin with the participation of the following groups: Mousikes Periplaniseis Choir, Ariones Choir and Limassol Serenaders. Then, the Dreams Choir and Elena Solea will follow, inviting you to sing and dance to the top carnival hits. Carnival Costume Competition – Awards for the best three.

 

Saturday February 28

6.30p.m. Serenaders’ Parade

Groups of Serenaders will gather at 6.00p.m. outside the Town Hall. At 6.30 p.m. they will start serenading through the following streets: Arch. Kyprianou, Themidos, Anexartisias, ending at the Grigori Afxentiou Square (District Office Building). From 5.00p.m. Georgia Protopapa’s Vocal Ensemble and the choir «Mousikes Periplaniseis» will be singing at the Grigori Afxentiou Square.

The Limassol Municipality invites you to sing and dance with the Serenaders at the Grigori Afxentiou Square. Free wine will be offered by wine industries such as ETKO, KEO, LOEL and SODAP.

 

Sunday March 1

1.30p.m. Grand Carnival Parade
Archbishop Makarios III Avenue
Starting Point: Ayios Nikolaos Roundabout
Ending: Ayias Sofia’s Traffic Lights

Serenaders and Majorettes of the Cyprus Girl Guide Association will parade with the Limassol Municipality Band. The Grand Carnival parade will begin with the Carnival’s Royal Couple and its cortege comprised of floats and individuals in the sound of a unified music.

Floats shall begin to gather from 8.30a.m. along the Makarios III Avenue, from Enaerios traffic lights to Ayios Nikolaos Roundabout. The parade will proceed along Makarios III Avenue up to Ayias Sofias Traffic Lights.

All groups, couples and individuals participating in the parade will be given participation diplomas. During the parade, the Lemesos Municipality will honour former carnival participants for their precious contribution to the Lemesos Carnival.

8.30p.m. Farewell Carnival Fiesta
Medieval Castle Square

The Carnival will end with a grand outdoor Carnival Ball with disguised costumes and music. Carnival Costume Competition – Awards for the best three. Fireworks start at 9.00p.m.

The programme is subject to changes.
For information: Cultural Services, Lemesos Municipality
Tel. 25 342153, 25 745919

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