Carnival has been celebrated in Cyprus for over a century. Cyprus carnival is celebrated in towns all over the island, but especially in the city of Limassol. Many people in fancy dresses participate to enjoy a special razzle-dazzle. Special consideration has been given to the decoration of the town. All the places where festivities are planned, as well as the central key points of the town, are decorated in an as ingenious way as possible. Parties are held and people gather to feast, sing satirical songs and play games. The last Sunday of the “Cheese Week” is the highlight of the Carnival. This is when the Grand Carnival Parade takes place on the last “Green Monday” or the first day of lent. This year, the carnival will take place between February 16 – 26, 2023
Sunday 26 February 2023
Grand Carnival Parade
Archbishop Makarios III Avenue
Starting Point: Ayios Nikolaos Round About
Ending Point: Polemidia Traffic Lights (Fairways)
The Limassol Carnival Festival is an annual European carnival event held in Limassol, Cyprus. The event is held 12 days before the start of Lent, on the Sunday before Ash Monday, 50 days before Orthodox Easter.
1.00 p.m. The parade will be preceded by the Limassol Municipality Brass Band, the Limassol Majorettes of the Cyprus Girl Guides Association, Serenaders, the Batukinio percussion band and the Limassol Majorettes.
The parade will be headed by the “King of the Flame”, a sea of floats and pedestrians.
During the parade, former carnivalists will be honoured by the Limassol Municipality for their contribution to the Limassol Carnival.
9.00 p.m. Farewell Carnival Fiesta – Old Port Square
Come party with us as we wave goodbye to the Carnival with Los Carnavalos band, followed by DJ music.
Free style Carnival Costume Competition – Awards will be given to the best three participants.
Saturday 25 February 2023
Grand Carnival Parade
Griva Digheni Avenue
Start: Makarios Monument
Finish: Kennedy Square
Pafos Music Society will present a programme of carnival hits at 2.30p.m.
Carnival King "King Sun and Princess Moon" accompanied by Jake Athanasiades "Danceroom" School of Dance, Pafos Municipality Band and the Cheerleaders of Constantina Chatzievtychiou Academy of Dance open this year's Carnival Parade.
The Aglantzia carnival will take place on Sunday, February 19 and it will be all fun.
The Municipality of Aglantzia in Nicosia could not be absent from this list either, which is preparing to stir up the capital with its carnival parade.
So, he has already announced a date and is preparing us for everything that awaits us.
The carnival is approaching and several municipalities have already started announcing dates in various cities of the island.
The highlight of the Carnival in Ammochostos will be City Carnival Parade on Sunday, February 26th. Everyone will gather and will entertain the audience with carnival rhythms and exciting costumes! The Municipality of Paralimni, applications for the participation of groups and floats for the great carnival parade that will be organized on February 26 2023 opened and you can find them at: https://forms.gle/mDiPxXwB3h4iNs94A