“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!