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EASTER Trips Tips 14 & 17 April 2017

Best travel tips for Easter 2017 in Cyprus? Actual and well arranged Trips Tips reveal the best tips for places and events to visit in Cyprus during Easter festivities.

Trips Tips are weekly suggested itineraries that encourage you, locals, expats and tourists to explore the island by your own or rented vehicles anytime during the year, to participate in local activities/festivals and to learn about local culture and traditional products.  

There is nothing easier than to choose from our network of local partners and events happening in Cyprus to have a great weekend. Travel locally and support sustainable tourism in Cyprus! Contact us to prepare a unique itinerary for your private or corporate excursion.

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Easter Thursday in Cyprus!

On Thursday most women do their Easter baking of “flaounes”, a kind of cheese cake found in Cyprus, made of shortcrust with a cheese, egg and mint filling, formed into triangular and square shapes. The eggs which were hardboiled and dyed on Thursday are now used in a game where they are hit against each other and whoever is left with an uncracked egg is the ‘winner’. The breaking of the eggs is symbolic of Christ breaking free from the tomb from where he arose after death.

Limassol area on Friday, April 14, 2017
21:30-23:30 – Friday night biking organized by NextBike

Troodos area on Friday, April 14, 2017
10:00-18:00 – Sparti Adventure Rope Park in Platres (park is open for Easter holidays on 14, 15, 16, 17 of April)

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Easter Good Friday in Cyprus!

Good Friday begins with everyone taking flowers to church so that the young girls can decorate the “Epitafios” ~ Holy Sepulchre. At lunchtime the traditional “Faki Xidati” – vinegar and lentil soup – is eaten, containing vinegar. From early afternoon you will see streams of cars and pedestrians going from church to church to pay their last respects to Christ.

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Limassol area on Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:00-15:00 – Egg hunt at My Mall (Early learning center)

Troodos area on Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:00-18:00 – Sparti Adventure Rope Park in Platres (park is open for Easter holidays on 14, 15, 16, 17 of April)
15:00-20:00 – Easter in the village, Easter in Kyperounta at Youth Centre (event continues until Tuesday)

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Nicosia area on Saturday, April 15, 2017
10:00 – enjoy bio farm Riverland with your kids, near Kampia village, to see organic farm and its activities
16:00-23:00 – Goodness festival at Selimiye square in Nicosia (TRNC) to enjoy various activities and shows, free food and beverages

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Easter Sunday in Cyprus!

On Sunday morning most people who have not taken Holy Communion during the Holy Week take it now and afterwards they go home, where red eggs are cracked,  flaounes eaten and the fast broken. The children go around cracking and winning colored eggs, for if your egg cracks then you lose it and the child with the unbroken egg gets it.  At lunchtime picnics and family gatherings are held everywhere; lamps are roasted on the spit and wine flows freely.

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Troodos area on Sunday, April 16, 2017
10:00-18:00 – Sparti Adventure Rope Park in Platres (park is open for Easter holidays on 14, 15, 16, 17 of April)
12:00 – visit Kalopanayiotis village and its famous medieval monastery to enjoy Easter celebrations
10:00-15:00 – Venetian bridges hike organized by Cyprus Hiking, 8 kms and return hiking from tzelefou bridge to Roudia bridge
15:00-20:00 – Easter in the village, Easter in Kyperounta at Youth Centre (event continues until Tuesday)
15:30-23:00 – Easter Events at Pelendri village including games for children (event continues on Monday)
16:00-19:00 – Loukouman on tour in Arsos village (event continues on Monday)

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Paphos area on Sunday, April 16, 2017
10:00-14:00 – Steni farmers & crafters Easter day market at Steni village

Easter Sunday and Monday in Cyprus!

In many villages it is also the custom on Easter Sunday and Monday for everyone to have lunch in the church yard and each family brings its food and wine and everybody eats at long tables made out of stands and long wooden planks. After lunch there are various games, dances and jokes.

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Troodos area on Monday, April 17, 2017
10:00-18:00 – Sparti Adventure Rope Park in Platres (park is open for Easter holidays on 14, 15, 16, 17 of April)
12:00 – visit Omodos village and its famous monastery of the Holy Cross to enjoy Easter celebrations
14:00 – Survivor challenge at Saint Amiandos village
15:30-23:00 – Easter Events at Pelendri village including games for children
15:00-20:00 – Easter in the village, Easter in Kyperounta at Youth Centre (event continues until Tuesday)
16:00-19:00 – Loukouman on tour in Arsos village

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Paphos area on Monday, April 17, 2017
10:00-12:00 – Easter egg hunt & pancakes at Pano Akourdaleia Herb Garden

Agia Napa area on Monday and Tuesday, April 17&18, 2017
09:30-18:00 – Easter egg hunt and games at Cyherbia herbal garden and botanical park in Avgorou village
13:00 – enjoy Oceanic aquarium in Protaras with your kids

Troodos area on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
15:00-20:00 – Easter in the village, Easter in Kyperounta at Youth Centre

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Forty days after Easter, comes the Day of the Ascension which is considered such a great holiday that it is said that “even the swallows do not build their nests” on that day. It is a fasting day and one should not work at all, but spend the day praying and meditating. Incense should be burnt in the houses seven times.

Fifty days after Easter comes “Kataklysmos” – the Day of the Holy Ghost. In Cyprus it is celebrated by fairs held on the water fronts. This  celebration is said to have descended to us from the feasts in honour of Aphrodite which were also held on the water fronts.

Have a look at our map finding the pins of our partners with GPS! Other events and future events can be found at events section.

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Sincerely yours,

Zuzana Jandova

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