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Paphos Carnival

Paphos - Annual Events

Paphos Carnival has lots of traditional and modern activities to join and have fun

Paphos Carnival main event is a big parade along the front of Digenis avenue goes in front of Cyta office. The Philharmonic of Paphos Municipality, cheerleader and the Serenaders Music Group Paphos usually open the Carnival parate. Usually a huge party outside the town hall, opposite the main police station take place.

There is no doubt be lots more going on but those are permanent fixtures on carnival day.

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The colours are loud and the music louder. It’s not Rio de Janeiro, but it’s something you’ve just got to see!


Paphos events for Carnival started in Paphos at around 1918, when the brothers Socrates and Costas Markides, (students of the Law School and of the Medical School of Athens University), founded with with other young people the "Club Dance", which later became 'Club of New Paphos'. The brothers Markide taught modern European dances and started the idea of organizing carnival events in Paphos.

paphos carnival

In the streets, masked persons create cheerful atmosphere, but what stood out was the family's celebrations lift it. People wearing uniforms carefully prepared it several days earlier, visit homes and sing.

Groups of students, Serenaders, with violins, guitars and mandolins, visit several houses and the streets scattering everywhere cheer. The unique carnival atmosphere of Paphos fulfill in organized events.

The Municipality of Paphos has first-central coordinating role in organizing the Halloween festivities.

Despite various difficulties and shortcomings, the "Carnival of Paphos" managed to become an institution with a special place in cultural events in Paphos and Cyprus.

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The main purpose of the Paphos Municipality is to provide quality entertainment to locals and visitors with events that undoubtedly contribute to enriching the tourist product of the province.

The events for "Paphos Carnival" starting with the formal entrance to the city of Carnival king and ends on Green Monday.

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