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Festival
Saturday 18th June 2016
Monday 20th June 2016
13:00 - 23:30
3 days/nights
Pafos Castle
  Pafos Kato Pafos
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“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, performances of folk dances,
swimming competitions, boat races, competitions of
popular songs known as “tsattista” and the most
popular custom, which is the throwing of water to
one another. This symbolises the purification of the
body and soul.

Saturday June 18 at 20:00 in the Castle Square, Kato Paphos
ARTISTIC PROGRAMME
Traditional Cypriot dances performed by Folklore Club "The castle"
Greek folk dances by Folklore Group "Ktima"
Musical performances by "Elesa" and "Khorumi" from Georgia.

Sunday June 19 at 20:00 in the Castle Square, Kato Paphos
ARTISTIC PROGRAMME
Cyprus traditional dances from the dancing Residences of Cultural Group "Ieri Kipi" Yeroskipou.
Cretan traditional dances by the Culture Folklore workshops Konion
Concert by the band Christou Sikki.


Monday 20 June 16:00 harbor Kato Paphos
marine athetics
Organised jointly by:
Municipality of Paphos
Nautical Club Paphos
Cultural links Kato Paphos
Ecclesial Commission holy church Panagia Theoskapastis.
Athlothetis: KEO
ARTISTIC PROGRAMME After marine athletics the artistic program at 20:00 in Castle Square, Kato Paphos
Cypriot traditional dances from the dancing Residences of Folklore Group "Aphrodite" Yeroskipou
Concert by the Chrispa!