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Festival
Saturday 26th May 2018
Monday 28th May 2018
12:00 - 23:00
3 days/nights
Kato Pafos seafront
  Pafos Kato Pafos
Poseidonos Ave, Paphos, Cyprus
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PENTECOST - KATAKLYSMOS
“Kataklysmos” is a religious and popular feast
celebrated only in Cyprus. “Kataklysmos”, which
means flood, is found in the book of Genesis and in
the Greek myth of Deukalion. In both cases it refers
to the destruction by flood of almost all-living
creatures in order to give birth to a new and moral
generation. The ceremonies last for a few days and take place in all sea side towns. Celebrations include
various games, swimming competitions, boat races,
performances of folk dances, competitions of
popular traditional songs known as “tsattista”, live
music performances by famous Greek and Cypriot
singers. The most popular custom of “Kataklysmos”
is the throwing of water to one another (symbolises
the purification of the body and soul) so be aware!
Festivities in all seaside towns:
Pafos: at the medieval Castle square, Kato Pafos,
organised by the Pafos Municipality