The 15th August is in fact Assumption Day, the day Mary, mother of Christ, was taken up to heaven, body and soul, so she could be with her son Jesus forever ... it's preceded by 14 days of fasting, and of course all the churches in full flow! It's celebrated by a day of Feast, hence the reason you'll see all those huge queues at the butchers and smell those wonderful aromas of lamb on BBQ's everywhere.
this local band based in Nicosia, are one of the few Cypriot bands that sing in English and tbh, they're unique in every sense of the word ... normally doing about 10 gigs a month the lockdown has given them time to think, differently, yet again!!!
This wonderful seafront 4 bedroom villa with private pool, sleeping up to 9 people has just been made available until Thursday 23rd July,
... It was very strange seeing the strip with just locals and long stay workers partying, it was cool bumping into some old faces, and the social distancing thing seems to be a thing of the past in Napa, in fact all over the coastal towns of Cyprus ... and tbh, much to my relief coz, I've had enough of it!
one of the most popular customs and arguably the most fun is a joyful procession to the sea, where people sprinkle and often throw water over each other, symbolising the purification of the body as well as the soul ... Hmm, I’m taking a bucket with me !
The operation of the above business or other activities, I want to repeat, will be strictly regulated by the terms and conditions set by the Ministries of Health and Labour. At the same time, I point out that the government's plan for gradual repatriation of students and other Cypriot nationals, which due to the measures taken have been blocked abroad, is being implemented
These wonderful luxury apartments are located in a family resort, just above the world famous Mojito Bar & Grill in Pernera area of Protaras and the Villa is just a short walk away, both offering more than a little luxury, and a comfortable and relaxing holiday accommodation, at affordable prices ... highly recommended, so don't miss out and book now!!!
... At midnight all the lights are extinguished in the church and the priest comes from behind the doors of the altar carrying a candle. Walking to somebody in the front row and lighting their candle, this person and so on then pass the light from candle to candle and the light fills the church, symbolizing the Resurrection. Everyone then kisses one another and exchanges the words 'Christos Anesti' - Christ has risen, 'Alithos Anesti' - truly He has risen. ...
Just found this shot of Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa like you'll rarely see it ... thought I'd share it with you ...
If you're looking for a great day out in Ayia Napa ... This is one of my faves ...