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Limassol Carnival 2017

From Monday 16th of February until Sunday 26th of February

Carnival in Limassol – is the Cyprus national festival, which is celebrated in Limassol and throughout Cyprus for the last 100 years.

Carnival takes place before the arrival of spring, regardless of economical or political situation, and gives people an opportunity to express their belief in the future and hope that new year will bring luck and happiness.

Every year the Municipality of Limassol organizes numerous events in public places. Entrance and participation in the events is free.

This year, the festive event of the Carnival “Limassol, the diamond of the Mediterranean” will begin with the arrival of the Queen of the Carnival on Thursday 16th of Febuary and will finish with grand Parade on Sunday 26th of February.

Events’ program

Tuesday 14th of February

Wednesday 15th of February

  • 18:00 – Exhibition “Carnival 2017” (Limassol town hall). Performance by the Kato Polemidi communicty choir.
  • 19:00 – Opening of the Crinval masks exhibition.

Thursday 16th of February

  • 11:00 – Carnival festivities near the Cooperative Savings Bank and Hellenic bank on Gladstonos street and Bank of Cyprus on Ayiou Andreou street;
  • 12:30 – Performance by Limassol Serenaders at Saripolou square;
  • 17:30 – Marching of the mayor and members of the community council, accompanied by the orchestra up to Grigoris Afxentiou square;
  • 17:30 –  Musical event and performance featuring Mario Papadopoulos and Lime & Sol and Batukinio bands (Grigoris Afxentiou square)
  • 19:00 – Arrival of the Queen of the Carnival. Parade will start on the Grigori Afxentiou square (near post office) and will proceed through the  Anexartisias, Ayiou Andreou, Karaiskaki, Stasinou, Andrea Drousioti streets up to Heroes’ Square.

Friday 17th of February

Saturday 18th of February

Sunday 19th of February

  • 11:30 – Children’s Carnival parade (will start opposite Citizen Service Centre until the Southern entrance to the Municipal Park).
  • 18:00 – Musical evening, dedicated to George Giorgalletos (opposite of the Perama Music Stage).

Monday 20th of February

  • 19:30 – Carnival songs and serenades in the Ayia Fyla;

Tuesday 21st of February

  • 19:30 – Carnival songs and serenades in Ayios Nicolaos;
  • 19:30 – Carnival songs and serenades in Zakaki;
  • 19:30 – Carnival songs and serenades in the Apostolos Andreas and Ayios Ioannis;
  • 20:00 – Crazy Costume Parade in Limassol;
  • 20:30 – Party next to the Medieval Castle.

Wednesday 22nd of February

Thursday 23rd of February

  • 19:30 – Evening carnival-parade. Begins at the Grigori Afxentiou square and finishes on the Medieval Castle Square;
  • 20:30 – Carnival fiesta next to the Medieval castle featuring music, dances  and best cotume contest.

Friday 24th of February

Saturday 25th of February

  • 10:30 – Journey on the children’s train around Limassol (assembly next to the Cooperative Savings Bank on Gladstonos Avenue);
  • 15:00 – Members of the Limassol Club of Classic cars will drive around Limassol. Event starts at Enaerios parking and finishes at the Grigori Afxentiou square;
  • 18:30 – Parade of the singers of carnival songs and serenades. Start next to the town hall and ends at the Grigori Afxentiou square.

Sunday 26th of February


The above schedule may be amended without prior notice..

For additional information, call at: 25 342153 and 25 745919


Place: Enaerios parking place
Address: Limassol, Cyprus (View on the map)


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