Cyprus festivals 4

In today’s post about Cyprus festivals we’ll look into some of the least religious-centric festivals that you can engage in while on your holiday there.

Shakespearean nights

This festival takes place in June at the ancient amphitheatre of Curium. You may not expect for Shakespeare to be that much of an influence in Cyprus, but he is a major name in any theatre community. The annual production is organized by the Performing Arts for Cyprus Charities and attracts large audiences both from the island as well as abroad, managing to raise thousands of Euros for charity.

Nicosia International Arts Festival

This one also takes place in June and is a two-week festival made up of art exhibitions, theatre, music and dance, bringing together a plethora of international performers from all around the world. The Famagusta Gate Cultural Centre is the focal point of the events, however there are other venues all around the city that will host some of the events.

Limassol International Arts Festival

This festival takes place for ten days between June and July in which the Municipal gardens act as a venue for a programme of music, song and dance from artists both local and international.

International Famagusta Art and Culture Festival

This festival started in 1987 and has only gained in popularity and size since then. It is organized by the Famagusta municipality and it has venues in an around the town; the aim of the festival being to promote Northern Cyprus as a place for ar and culture.

Guzelyurt Orange Festival

Taking place during June and July the town of Guzelyurt celebrated the orange harvest with fairs, concerts and all sorts of revelry; it is one of the most popular festivals with local Cypriots.

Ancient Greek Drama Festival

This one takes place between June and August in Paphos. There’s something special to be said about watching a Greek play by candlelight in an open-air ancient theatre. More-so the plays are performed in their original Ancient Greek, great stuff indeed.


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