20 February 2014

Limassol, Cyprus - Carnival

Limassol is home to a number of festivals, principal amongst which is Carnival, which lasts for a full ten days.

Like all good celebrations, Carnival is pagan in origin. There is much eating, drinking and otherwise making merry.

Carnival commences with King Carnival, heading a large parade of wood, chicken wire and papier-mâché characters on floats, akin to the tableaux of Lewes Bonfire.

There follow fancy-dress balls and competitions, masquerade parties, folk dancing, and more eating and drinking.

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