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The entire program for the Limassol Carnival 2017

Limassol Carnival is off to its journey for 1 more year, presenting a rich, renewed program with dozens of events.

For 2 whole weeks, the city will be moving exclusively in the carnival vibe with songs, balls, parades, costumes, competitions, exhibitions, workshops and many more. Young and old will have many opportunities to have fun and become part of this grand festival in Limassol.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

7.00 pm, Limassol Marina Square
The Limassol Municipality in collaboration with the Limassol Marina are preparing the city to get into the carnival vibe. The musical group Ariones Choir will be providing the music at the square, while the chearleadrs will be keeping the beat alive. A parade will follow and it will end at the Cultural Center "Trakasol" for the inauguration of the "Limassol Carnival 2017" exhibition.

7.30 pm, “Trakasol” Cultural Center
The Municipality, in cooperation with the Cyprus Photographic Society – Limassol Section, presents the photography exhibition “Limassol Carnival 2016” and a selection of photos from the Carnival events.
A different kind of carnival costumes exhibition will be awaiting for you there.
The event is supported by the Cultural Center “Trakasol”. The exhibition will be inaugurated by the Mayor of Limassol, Nikos Nikolaidis.
The exhibition will be open from 14 to 16 February 2017.
Opening hours: Wednesday 15.02.2017 10:00 - 1: 00m.m. and 3:00 - 7: 00m.m. & Thursday 16.02.2017 10:00 am - 1: 00 pm

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

6:00 pm, Town Hall
The Municipality in cooperation with the Union of Self-Educated Painters (Limassol) is organizing the exhibition "Carnival 2017". The choir of the Municipality of Kato Polemidia will be participating.

7.00 pm, Art Gallery Theomaria (7, Queen Charlotte Street & Elenis Palaiologinas)
The Art Gallery Theomaria organizes for the 11th consecutive year the exhibition of masks from different countries of the world and the art exhibition with paper and ceramic masks by Vera Efthymiou Parlalidou from 15 to 25 of February. Limassol’s troubadours will be present.
The opening of the exhibition will be inaugurated by Mr. Limassol. Nikos Nikolaidis Mayor.

Tsiknopempti (Pancake Day), 16 February 2017

11 am, Limassol Cooperative Bank (Gladstonos street) and BOC (St. Andrew street, opposite Ayia Napa Church)
Carnival party with live music and barbeque treats.

12.30 pm, Saripolou Square
Limassol Troubadours sing for the people.

5.30 pm, Town Hall
The Mayor and the City Council with the Limassol Municipality Band and the Limassol Chearleaders will head to Grigoris Afxentiou Square.

5.30 pm, Grigoris Afxentiou Square
The whole Square will come to life to take us along to the Carnival vibe with music by the radio producer Mario Papadopoulos. The spree continues with Lime & Sol band and the Batukinio percussion group will dance in our salsa rhythms.

7.00 pm The Queen of Carnival on a spectacular chariot themed "The Mediterranean Deep Blue" will enter the city in company. Queen will be accompanied by the Mayor and members of city council, the royal family, the choir Modern Times and the Troubadours, the Limassol Municipality Band, the Cheerleaders  of Cypriot Drivers Body, the percussion group Batukinio and the Limassol Cheerleaders.

This is Limassol! Dress up and come along!
The parade will start from the Grigori Afxentiou Square (District Office) and will follow the route: Aneksartisias Str., St. AndrewStr., Karaiskaki (Municipal Library) Str., Stasinou, Str., Andrea Drousioti Str. and Heroes Square. A carnival party with songs and dance from the Ritmo di Carnival band will follow.

Friday, 17 February 2017

7.30 pm, Pattichion Municipal Theatre
Serenades and carnival songs from the Children's Choir of Papadakeion Municipal School of Music, the Music Workshop, the Children's Choir and the Piccolo by Epilogi, Harmony Choir, the Children's Choir Melodies and Colors, the Helicon Conservatory Orchestra and the Choir of Dreams.
General Admission: €5

Saturday, 18 February 2017

10:30 am Limassol Cooperative Bank (Gladstonos Street)
The Limassol Municipality train (donation of the Limassol Cooperative Bank) will perform trips around the city center. The first one will start at 10:30 am with the Music Workshop and the Piccolo by Epilogi singing carnival songs and there will also be other rides for children who will visit the area.

In the inner yard of the Limassol Cooperative Savings Bank, the Municipality of Limassol will be operating a workshop on confetti eggs made of wax as well as a crazy mask workshop. 

11 am - 2.00 pm Grigoris Afxentiou Square
The Limassol Municipality in collaboration with the radio station Choice FM 104.3 organizes for the 9th consecutive year the treasure hunt (information: 25 820 820)

3.00 pm Medieval Castle Square
The Limassol Cycling Club will cycle in a carnival mood around the city.

6.00 pm Hellenic Bank (52, Gladstonos str.)
The Hellenic Bank and the Limassol Serenaders, co-organize a festivity with serenades and carnival songs with the participation of the EDON Serenaders, the Moderni Keri Choir, the Ariones Choir and the Limassol Serenaders. Free drinks will be offered.

7:30 pm Studio 8 School of Art & Design (22, Panou Solomonide str.)
The Limassol Municipality and Studio 8 School of Art & Design invite everyone to join the event “Revival of the old Limassol Carnival days”. The event will be preceded by Mr. Mimis Sophocleous, Academic and Scientific Director of the Limassol Historical Archive and the Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides, who will commence the opening of the exhibition.

The Limassol Municipality revives a satirical float of the late artist and creator Costas Mavrogenis, built in 1968. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a photography exhibition of carnival floats. 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

11:30 am Children's Carnival Parade
Start: Promenade, opposite the center of Citizen Service.
Finish: Municipal Garden (south entrance).

6.00 pm Event Serenaders outside Perama
Songs from Giorgallettoi. The event is dedicated to the group's founder, George Giorgalletos.

Monday, 20 February 2017

The troubadours will spread their melodies in Limassol districts.

7.30 pm, Ayia Phyla
Giorgalletoi serenade for the people.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The troubadours will spread their melodies in Limassol districts.

7.30 pm, The Group of Cypriot Troubadours in Zakaki
7.30 pm, The Modern Times Choir in neighborhoods of Agios Andreas and Agios Ioannis.
7.30 pm, EDON troubadours in Agios Nikolaos.

8.00 pm Parade with crazy masks (pellomaska)
Start: Heroes Square / Finish: Medieval Castle Square

8.30 pm, Medieval Castle Square "Tuesday Ball"
The Municipality invites everyone, young and old, to come disguised to a different carnival spree with music and dancing.
Costume Competition and smart mask - Awards for the best 3 costumes.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

7.30 pm, Cultural Center "Trakasol" (Limassol Marina)
Limassol male quartette — Concert by the Limassol Male Quadrophony with serenades and carnival songs.
The event is supported by the Cultural Center “Trakasol”.

8.30 pm University Square (CUT)
The Limassol Municipality in collaboration with Klik FM and Choice FM radio station are organizing for the 4th consecutive year the Big Street Carnival Party.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

7.30 pm, Carnival Evening on foot
Start: Grigoris Afxentiou Square
Finish: Medieval Castle Square
The Limassol Municipality in collaboration with the Association of Friends Limassol Carnival organize this year the Carnival Evening on foot.

8.30 pm, Medieval Castle Square
Carnival Fiesta - The Dreams Choir and Elena Solea with a 15-member orchestra under the direction of Constantine Zorbas invite you to sing and dance to the most subversive carnival program.
Carnival Costume and smart maskCompetition- Awards for the best 3 costumes.

Friday, 24 February 2017

7.00 pm, Limassol Marina Square
The Limassol Municipality in collaboration with the Limassol Marina organize Troubadours night.
Route: Route of Peace - Dwelling Cultural Group Modern Times, Station Square Medieval Castle ending Square Limassol Marina.
Participate Choir Modern Times, the "Limassol Serenaders", the Ariones Choir, EDON Serenaders, the Choir of the Cultural EAC Employees Group and Cultural Association Yiallouris.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

10:30 am Limassol Cooperative Bank (Gladstonos Street)
The Limassol Municipality train (donation of the Limassol Cooperative Bank) will perform trips around the city center. The first one will start at 10:30 am with the Music Workshop and the Piccolo by Epilogi singing carnival songs and there will also be other rides for children who will visit the area.

3.00 pm, Enaerios parking
The Club of Limassol vintage is organizing the Limassol Carnival ride through the city, startin from Enaerios parking and heading to Grigoris Afxentiou Square.

6.30 pm, Troubadours parade
Groups of troubadours will gather outside the Town Hall and to kick off a melodic stroll in the streets. The Municipality invites you to sing and dance with the troubadours at Grigoris Afxentiou Square. Free wine will be offered.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Grand Carnival Parade at the Archbishop Makarios III Avenue
Start: Traffic Node St. Nicholas
Finish: Simillides traffic lights

1.00 pm, Troubadours parade, Cheerleaders of the Body of Cypriots Drivers, Batukinio group percussion, the Limassol cheerleaders and Limassol Municipality Philharmonic.

1.15 pm, Parade led by the Queen of Carnival on "The deep blue of the Mediterranean" chariot and the accompaniment of, with floats and groups of pedestrians to the rhythm of the single music.

The gathering of charriots will begin from 8.30 am along Makarios III Avenue, from the Enaerios traffic lights to the roundabout of Agios Nikolaos.
During the parade, the Limassol Municipality will honor fellow citizens for their precious contribution to the Limassol Carnival.

9.00 pm Limassol Marina - Old Port Square
Parade of Limassol Majorettes and Batukinio percussion instruments group – Marina Square

9.00 pm Old Port Square, Outdoor Carnival Ball
The Limassol Carnival will end in a festive manner, with a grand outdoor Carnival costume ball with music.
Contest for crazy and smart Mask - Awards for the best 3 costumes.