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EASTER IN CYPRUS 2018, PEYIA, PAPHOS

Easter

Easter in Cyprus 2018 is on April 8th. The Greek word for Easter is “Πασχα” (pasha), and has its roots in the Hebrew language. It symbolizes the transition from death to life with the resurrection of Jesus. It is of course one of the greatest holidays in Cyprus. In our village here, Peyia in Paphos, Saturday night (April 7th) at 11 pm everyone is gathered at the village’s church, where the big fire is burning Judah, waiting for the priest to announce the resurrection of Jesus, and pass the holy light to the crowds. Peyia’s big firework show, that you wouldn’t want to miss if you are in the area, is what follows next…

 

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