The 37th Annual festival
The annual Ayia Napa International festival is coming up this weekend with a mixture of live performances, traditions and community engagement.
The 37th annual festival is dedicated to Mikis Theodorakis, the great Greek composer who recently passed away.
The 4 days of events take place on the 23-26 September and are located around the main square and monastery in Ayia Napa.
The events line up includes -
Thursday 23 September - Sports for All (part of the European Week of Sports) Sports actions will be held by members of the AGO Famagusta program and in the Music and Dance Group of the Municipality of Ayia Napa will present a program.
Friday 24 September - headlined with a concert titled ′Boat adorned by well-known artists Georgia Dagaki, Despina Olympiou and Koulis Theodorou, with songs by great Greek composers with special reference to Crete. The concert will begin at 8.00 pm. At 7.45 pm there are Greek traditional dances from the Kimon Dance Bands of Xylotympos and the Municipality of Ayia Napa. The Cyprus Police Force Philharmonic band also perform at 7pm.
Saturday 25 September - The evening show enttitled Beautiful City of Ayia Napa is a tribute to the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. There is a dance performance from Elena Tofa's Dance School. followed by the concert at 9.00 pm featuring with the popular Greek singer Peter Gaitanos along with Cypriot singers Maria Vardakis and Marianna Chatzichristou.
Sunday 26 September - The final day of the Festival includes a concert entitled Love with performer Pantelis Thalassinos, including an anthology of songs of love from great Greek creators.
In addition to the stage performances there is also an exhibition of agricultural products and flowers of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment and the exhibition of the Forest Department on the topic Flora, Fauna and Environment of Cyprus.
At the Folklore Museum and traditional Farmhouse in the centre of the town square there will be demonstrations of traditional arts and activities such as woodworking, silversmithing, making silk, leather work, basketweaving, pottery and more.
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