Larnaca Flood Festival (Kataklysmos)

Cyprus : Larnaca Flood Festival (Kataklysmos)

Kataklysmos, or the Flood Festival, takes place in Cyprus every year in June, 50 days after Orthodox Easter. The event takes place on the day that is known also as the day of the Holy Spirit, because it commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles. In Cyprus, however, the celebrations are connected also to the ancient ceremonies organized in honor of Aphrodite and Adonis.

Water is the main focus of the festival. All coastal cities organize concerts, games and other events near the waterfront. Be ready to get wet at Kataklysmos!

Larnaca organizes the biggest Festival of Flood in Cyprus and celebrates Kataklysmos for several days. On the sea front promenade you will find open-air fair with plenty of kiosks selling toys and traditional food. Popular Greek and Cypriot singers and dance troupes perform in Larnaca. There are competitions in the water as well as a contest for chatista, or rhyming songs in the Cypriot dialect.

This years Flood Festival schedule in Larnaca:

ATHENS AVENUE / SEAFRONT STAGE

Friday 13
8:30 p.m.
Opening Parade
Fireworks
Opening Ceremony
Folkloric Program (Greek and Cypriot Music and Dances)
Greek Music Concert

Saturday 14
8:00 p.m.
Cypriot Folk Dancing Contest
Folkloric Program (Greek and Cypriot Music and Dances)
Magician Show
Greek Music Concert with Evi Kapatai – Dakis and Stelios Dionisiou

Sunday 15
8:00 p.m.
Cypriot Folk Poetry and Love Song Contest
Greek Music Concert with Kostas Martakis

Monday 16
8:00 p.m.
Folk Song and Shepherd Flute Contest
Program with Greek and Cypriot Dances
Entertaining Program – Satire
Fireworks
Greek Music Concert with Natasa Theodoridou

Tuesday 17
9:00 p.m.
Amateurs Singing Contest
Program with Traditional Dances
Entertaining Program – Satire

Wednesday 18
6:00 p.m.
Progam with Traditional Music and Dances from Greece and Cyprus
Torch Procession
Entertaining Program - Satire
Greek Music Concert with Giorgos Tsalikis

EUROPE SQUARE STAGE

Friday 13 – Tuesday 17
8:00 p.m.
Varied Program with Music and Dances

KIMONOS SQUARE

Friday 13 – Tuesday 17
6:00 p.m.
Presentation of Traditional Cypriot Craftsmanship

MEDIEVAL FORT

Saturday 14 – Tuesday 17
8:30 p.m.
“Karagiozis” - Shadow Theatre Festival

LARNACA SEAFRONT AND LARNACA NAUTICAL CLUB

Sunday 15 – Monday 16
Swimming Contests
Water Polo Competition
Regattas
Pancyprian Beach Volley Championship

When

From: Friday, June 13th, 2008
Until: Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
Time: See Description

Where

Athinon Avenue
Larnaca, Larnaca Cyprus

Cost

Free

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