» January 6 - EPIPHANY
Epiphany is one of the most important religious celebrations of the year. Following a special Mass at the Cathedral of each town, a religious procession takes place down to the sea, at around 10.30 hrs, leading to a ceremonial baptism of the Holy Cross into the sea. During the ceremony the Bishop throws the Holy Cross into the sea and young men dive into the water to retrieve the cross and return it to the priest.
Location: Agios Lazaros Church - Larnaka marina
» March 25 - Greek National Day
Student parades in all towns
» March 31 - Saint Lazarus’ Day
A special mass is held in memory of St Lazarus, the Patron Saint and first Bishop of Larnaka, followed by an impressive procession of the saint's icon with music and the clergy dressed in all their splendour, going from Agios Lazarus Church along the palm-lined sea front promenade and other main streets of Larnaka.
Organised by St Lazarus Church and the Larnaka Municipality,
» May - LOWER FESTIVAL (ANTHESTIRIA)
“Anthestiria” is a celebration for the coming of Spring and the renewal of nature and life dating back to Ancient Greece. The programme includes amongst others a Flower exhibition and a parade of group of people and chariots. Celebrations and parade along Athens Avenue and at the Larnaka Seafront Stage, organised by the Larnaka Municipality,
» May / June - PENTECOST- KATAKLYSMOS (Flood Festival)
“Kataklysmos” is a religious and popular feast celebrated only in Cyprus. “Kataklysmos”, which means flood, is found in the book of Genesis and in the Greek myth of Deukalion. In both cases it refers to the destruction by flood of almost all living creatures in order to give birth to a new and moral generation. The ceremonies last for a few days and take place in all seaside towns. Celebrations include various games, folk dances, swimming competitions and boat races.
» July - Larnaka International Summer Festival
Music, theatre, dance, cinema and poetry performances, organized by the Larnaka Municipality
» October 28 - Greek National Day
Student parades in all towns.