For 25 years, the annual Flower Festival, organized by the Municipality of Yermasoyia in Limassol, has always brought enchantment and delight.
The event, which is scheduled to take place this Saturday and Sunday at Potamos Yermasoyia’s parking area, will be filled with exhibitions, a flower market, and shows celebrating the beauty of flowers and the aroma of multiculturalism.
Wander through the stalls, listen to live music and dance while welcoming the arrival of Spring!
The annual Flower Festival began in ancient Greece as a celebration to welcome the arrival of spring and to honor Dionysus, the God of fertility and wine. The festival was held mainly in Athens and lasted for three days.
According to Greek mythology, Ploutonas (or Hades), god of the underworld, abducted Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, the goddess of harvest and agriculture, because he was so overwhelmed by her beauty. Demeter was so distraught at the loss of her daughter that she neglected the land and famine devastated the earth.
The human race now faced annihilation, so Zeus, brother of Ploutonas, intervened and persuaded him to allow Persephone back. When Demeter saw her daughter return, she was overjoyed and gave life back to the earth which sprouted flowers, plants and blossoms. Hence, the birth of Spring.
The events last for 2 days, the 14th and 15th of May from 1900 to 2200. You can get more details of the event by clicking here.