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23 May, 2024
 
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The Limassol carnival is where fun takes the lead! (pics)

Get ready to paint the town red with whimsy, music, and colorful parade spectacle!

Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides

The streets of Limassol are buzzing with excitement today as locals and tourists gear up for the annual Limassol Carnival Parade, a centuries-old tradition that's anything but ordinary. With vibrant costumes and masks, the city transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors, setting the stage for a whimsical procession through its historic streets.

As if preparing for the ultimate party, carnival-goers eagerly anticipate the chance to indulge in one last hurrah before the solemn season of Lent kicks in. Led by none other than the "Jewel of the Mediterranean," the Queen of the Carnival, the parade promises to be a riotous affair, complete with floats, music, and dance that'll make you want to join in the fun.

But wait, there's more! The grand finale at the Old Port Square is where the real magic happens. Picture this: DJ Panicos Karpettas spinning tunes while participants strut their stuff in the free-style Carnival Costume Competition. It's a sight to behold, with awards going to the most creative and spirited revelers, ensuring the festivities go out with a bang!

Despite the passage of time, the Limassol Carnival remains a beacon of resilience and optimism, a testament to the city's enduring spirit. So, whether you're a seasoned party animal or a first-time reveler, come join us as we paint the town red (and every other color of the rainbow). After all, in Limassol, every day is a carnival!

 

 

 

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