Coming up this month, the 2014 Kataklysmos (Flood) Festival hits Cyprus in towns and cities across the island. From Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos, Paralimni, Ayia Napa and beyond, tourists and local islanders mingle in June for games and frolic on one of the world’s most coveted island paradises.
Running from this Friday June 6th to June 11, the Greek myth of Defkalion and Pyrra comes to life as the biblical flood becomes a flood of fun and festive Summer wonderment across Cyprus. For those who are visiting, don’t be surprised if this Monday you are all wet, the tradition is to soak everyone in sight.
The day also marks the day of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost) on the 8th of June with celebrations including concerts, various games, performances of folk dances, swimming competitions, boat races and competitions of popular songs known as “tsattista”. The festival is also known as the Larnaca Flood Festival, here’s a video production preview.
Readers can visit Larnaca.com to learn more.