Limassol Carnival 2010

Published on Monday January 25th, 2010

The Carnival begins! From the 1st until the 4th of February the Town Crier will be announcing the Carnival’s arrival all around Limassol.

Monday 1st February

7.00p.m. Studio 8 (17 Panos Solomonides str.)
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 the 1st to the 14th of February.
Exhibition of the 80s’ carnival costumes. Participation of the Ariones Choir and the Majorettes of the Cyprus Girl Guides Association.

 

Wednesday 3rd February

6.30p.m. Theomaria Art Gallery

(7 Vasilissis Karlottas & Elenis Paleologinas)

The Limassol Municipality in collaboration with the Theomaria Art Gallery will be organizing an exhibition and a workshop on making and decorating traditional masques.

7.30p.m. Art Studio 55
(23Α Andrea Drousioti, Heroes’ Square)

The Limassol Municipality in collaboration with Ikepana Group will be organizing an exhibition on the theme «2010 Carnival» from the 3rd to the 10th of February. The Georgalletos Serenaders’ Group participates. The Mayor of Limassol Andreas Christou will inaugurate the exhibitions.

 

Thursday 4th February

12.00 (noon)
The Limassol Serenaders will be singing at Saripolou Square. The shopkeepers of Saripolou street invite you to a Carnival Feast.

2.00p.m. – 6.00p.m. Enaerios Parking Place
The Limassol Municipality co-organizes a carnival party with the student councils with music performed by a DJ.

6.30p.m. Town Hall
The Limassol Municipality in collaboration with the Limassol Union of Self-Educated Painters will be organising an exhibition titled «Viva Limassol». The Mayor Andreas Christou will inaugurate the exhibition.

7.00p.m.
The King Carnival («King of Heart») will be entering the town in a festive atmosphere on an illuminated float accompanied by groups of Limassol EDON Serenaders and Cypriot Serenaders, the Limassol Municipality Band, the Batucinio percussion instruments group, 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, ending at the Heroes’ Square where a party will take place.
Fireworks from the Town Hall start at 7.00p.m.

 

Friday 5th February

8.30p.m. Children’s Choirs, Rialto Theatre
Serenades and carnival songs from the following children’s choirs: Epilogi Music Workshop, Papadakeion Municipal School of Music, Emmelia Choir and the Gearmasogia Cultural Club.

Saturday 6th February

11.00a.m. – 2.00p.m. Grigori Afxentiou Square (District Office Building)
The Limassol 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. A DJ will also ensure that the fiesta keeps on going with carnival music. Free Entrance.

 

Sunday 7th February

11.30a.m. Children’s Carnival Parade
Starting Point: Ayias Zonis Str. (ESSO Service Station).
Finishing: End of Anexartisias

All groups 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 event is dedicated to the memory of Giorgos Georgalletos.

 

Monday 8th February

On an illuminated float:
7.00p.m.Giorgalletos Serenaders will be singing at Ayia Fyla.
7.00p.m. Ariones Choir will be singing at the areas of Petrou & Pavlou and Ayios Georgios Havouzas.

 

Tuesday 9th February

On an illuminated float:
7.00p.m.Limassol Serenaders will be singing at Zakaki.
7.00p.m. Edon Serenaders will be singing at Ayios Nikolaos.
7.00p.m. Monterni Keri Choir will be singing at the areas of Petrou & Pavlou and Ayios Ioannis.

8.30p.m. «Tuesday’s Carnival Fiesta», Medieval Castle Square
People of all ages are invited by the Limassol Municipality to attend the event in disguised costumes and participate in different carnival spree with music and dancing. Carnival Costume Competition – Awards for the best three.

 

Wednesday 10th February

7.00 p.m. Serenaders’ Evening – Heroes’ Square
Serenaders’ Evening with the participation of the following groups: Giorgalletos Serenaders, Monterni Keri Choir, EDON Serenaders and the Group of Cypriot Serenaders.

 

Thursday 11th February

8.00 p.m. Serenaders’ Evening and Outdoor Carnival Dancing Event
Lanitis Carob Mill Room
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.

 

Friday 12th February

12.00 (noon)
The Group of Cypriot Serenaders will sing at Ayiou Andreou street.

 

Saturday 13th February

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

 

Sunday 14th February

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

Serenaders and Majorettes of the Cyprus Girl Guide Association and the Batucinio percussion instruments group will parade with the Limassol Municipality Band.
The Grand Carnival parade will begin with King Carnival («King of Heart») and its cortege leading and will be comprised of floats and individuals dancing in the sound of a unified music.
The parade will proceed along Makarios III Avenue up to Simillides Traffic Lights.
All groups will be given participation diplomas.
During the parade, former carnival participants will be honoured by the Limassol Municipality for their precious contribution to the Limassol 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 unexpected changes.
For information: Cultural Services, Limassol Municipality
Tel. 25 342153, 25 745919

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