From 20 Feb 2014 To 02 Mar 2014
The Carnival returns to Limassol and the king this year is "Memorandum the Great"!
As always, the Limassol carnival starts on Shrove Thursday (February 20th) and culminates with the Grand Parade on the 2nd of March.
20 February (Thursday) 7.00p.m. This year’s King of the Carnival titled «King Memorandum…The Great» with his entourage will enter the town in a festive atmosphere, on an illuminated float. He will be accompanied by the “Limassol Serenaders”, the “Ariones Choir”, the Limassol Municipality Brass Band, the “Limassol Majorettes” of the "Cyprus Girl Guides Association", the “Batucinio" percussion instruments group, the Limassol Majorettes, the Mayor and the Members of the Municipal Council. The parade will set off from “Grigoris Afxentiou Square” (in front of the District Office Building) at 7.00p.m. and will pass through the following streets: Anexartisias, Ayiou Andreou, Karaiskaki, Stasinou and Andrea Drousioti streets and terminate at the Heroes’ Square, where a party will take place, to the sounds of the music group, “EL EMMASCARADO”.
23 February (Sunday) 11.30a.m. Children’s Carnival Parade Starting Point: Sea front road (opposite Citizen Service Centre - close to the old port round about). Ending: Municipal Garden (south entrance)
2 March (Sunday) Grand Carnival Parade. Archbishop Makarios III Avenue. Starting Point: Ayios Nikolaos Round About. Ending Point: Simillides Traffic Lights.
1.00p.m. The parade will begin with the Serenaders, the “Limassol Majorettes” of the "Cyprus Girl Guides Association", the Batucinio percussion instruments group, the Limassol Majorettes, and the Limassol Municipality Brass Band.
1.30p.m. This year’s King of the Carnival, «King Memorandum…The Great», his entourage, floats, individuals and groups of carnivalists will follow dancing to the beat of carnival music. The parade will proceed along Makarios III Avenue ending at the Simillide’s Traffic Lighs.
"A traveller without observation is a bird without wings" - Moslih Eddin Saadi