During special holidays of the nation, Cypriot people will perform a number of welcoming and celebrating activities … All create an extremely impressive, unique and cozy culture.
Christmas customs in Cyprus
A few days before Christmas, families will decorate a Christmas tree and prepare some traditional confectionery. On Christmas Eve, children will come knocking on every door to sing the Christmas song called “Lalanda”. In Cyprus, everyone comes to church to celebrate Jesus’ birth on this special holiday.
Customs in the new year
The new year in Cyprus also starts on January 1. On New Year’s Eve, families gather around dinner with close relatives and friends. After the clock “0h”, the host will cut the traditional cake called “Vasilopitta” with a coin hidden inside. People who get that coin will be considered the luckiest member of that year.
Epiphany in Cyprus
The Epiphany of the Cypriot will take place on January 6 every year, the Christian day of commemorating Jesus’ first challenge in the Jordan River. On this day, all towns will celebrate, after the ceremony, the priest will throw fake saints into the sea and the person who finds the cross will be the one who meets luck in that year.
Easter celebration in Cyprus
This is a ceremony to commemorate the risen Lord Jesus. The last week before Easter Sunday, families will bake “Flaunes” and dye eggs into red. On the evening of Saturday before the ceremony, people will gather at the church to commemorate the resurrected Lord Jusus. On Sunday, people will gather and eat traditional Souvla.