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Saturday 29th August 2015
Saturday 29th August 2015
10:00 - 22:30
1 day/night
Makarios Str. - Paphos Town Hall Square
  Pafos Pafos
Christodoulou Galatopoulou, Paphos, Cyprus
The Ktima Folklore Association within the Community Involvement Programme and the Open Air Factory of the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 organise a 2 day event dedicated to the Cypriot tradition with a celebration of music, dance and gastronomy. Cyprus and Pafos particularly, has a long history of myths and stories that go back to the 12th century. Within the framework of the thematic Myth & Religion the history, heritage, culture and tradition are highlighted adding to our cultural heritage.
Furthermore, the organization of the event in the city centre adds up to its revitalization – known as “Ktima” and its establishment over the years. Traditional music programme and dance from Cyprus, Crete, Pontus and Greece, shadow theatre, traditional games, tools and music instruments, tales from the past and Cypriot cuisine comprise these 2 day events.
Free Entrance
Pafos Municipal Square & City centre
Starting 28/8 at 18:30
Starting 29/8 at 10:00 – 13:00 & 17:00


28/8/2015 FRIDAY
18:30 – 19:30 Parade of folklore dancing assembles οf Pafos.
Starting point : Makariou Avenue (ΚΟΤ offices) Final stop :Pafos Τοwn Hall Square
19:30 – 20:30 Tour around the places of the Festival.
20:30 – 20:45 Welcome Speech by the Chair man of the administrative board of Folklore Association «Κtima» Mr. Rίccos Christodoulou.
Welcome Speech by the Mayor of Pafos Mr.Faidonas Faidonos
20:45 – 21:00 Traditional dances by the veteran dancers of the Folklore Association «Ktima»
21:00 – 21:00 Lecture related to Cypriot traditional costumes by Kiveli Tsorva Aristidou.
21:15 – 21:25 Music of Cyρriοt flute (pithkiavli)
21:25 – 22:00 Cypriot Traditional dances by the dancing group of Folklore Assiociation «Κtima»
22:00 – 22:30 Greek traditional dances by the Folklore Association «Aphrodite»
22:30 – 24:30 Musical Performance by the band οf Michales Hadjimichael.

29/8/2015 SATURDAY
10:00 – 13:00 Dancing performance by the assemble of «Ieroi Kipoi» cultural association at Μakariou Avenue
18:30 – 19:00 Lecture by the historian Paraskeuas Samaras : «The first organized research of Pafos 1945» (Taking place at Pafos Ethnographical Museum )
19:00 – 19:30 Lecture by Μaria Michael, titled: “Cyprus Folk Art Museum: Glimpses of the world of Cyprus in the middle of the 20th century” (Taking place at Pafos Ethnographical Museum)
20:00 – 20:30 Musical performance by the band of Folklore Association «Ktima» and «tsiattista»
20:30 – 21:00 Cypriot dances by the dancing assemble of «Κastrο»
21:00 – 21:30 Cretan dances by the cultural workshop of Konia
21:30 – 21:50 Dances by the Georgian dancing assemble «Romiosyne»
21:50 – 22:10 The folklore Association of «Ktima» awards the participants of the Festival 22:10 – 24:30 Musical performance by the “Dias” music band of Folklore Association «Ktίma»
Alongside the artistic programme the following activities will be taking place:
19:30 – 20:30 Shadow Theatre in ‘Lesxi Eusevea’
19:00 – 22:00 The Pafos “Memory album” will take place in α specially designated area. 20:00 – 24:00 Production of Zivania.
Photography Exhibition
Production of traditional dishes
Exhibition of traditional items and presentation of traditional professions (basketry, Cypriot flute, woodcarving, traditional νests, traditional textiles from Fyti village Presentation of wines from local wineries