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Easter in Cyprus

Submitted by Nadia Boldyreva on Feb 24, 2012 - 11:24am
Posted in Events Promotions

Greek Orthodox Easter is celebrated April 15th and Catholic Easter is celebrated April 8th, and it is a great occasion to visit Cyprus this time of the year. Easter is the greatest holiday in the Orthodox Church. Cyprus Easter celebrations are different from any other country with many traditions and customs. Start your 2012 Easter Cyprus vacation by visiting luxury hotel, Le Méridien Limassol Spa & Resort!

Easter in Cyprus at Le Meridien Limassol

Easter in Cyprus is the most important religious celebration among other feasts. On Saturday evening Church Mass starts after 22.00 and ends in the early morning hours. People gather around the church yard, holding candles and listening to the priest prayers called “kalos logos”. After the midnight mass, friends and families gather together for a late dinner. Another custom is to take your lighted candle home and keep it burning throughout the night. It symbolizes the Light returned to the world.

Celebrations continue with the cracking of coloured eggs and The Resurrection Table with traditional “avgolemoni”, “mageritsa” and “flaunes”. The dyed red Easter eggs that are found on the Resurrection Table become pieces of a traditional game. Each person takes an egg and challengers attempt to crack each others' eggs.

On Easter Sunday celebrations continue during lunch where the traditional roast lamb “souvla”, “kokoretsi” and many more Easter specialties are served followed by the traditional Easter "flaunes", the typical pastry. On Easter, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday traditional games are organized in many villages.

During the holiday season, Le Méridien Limassol Spa & Resort have organized the following family activities for order to make your Easter vacations more enjoyable.

Easter at Le Meridien Photo Album 

EASTER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Monday                                                                        

  • 11:00 egg rescue
  • 12:00 bunny ears & rabbit masks
  • 14:30 follow the bunny trail
  • 16:00 Easter bingo

 Tuesday

  • 11:00 chicken races
  • 12:00 linen painting
  • 14:30 egg fight
  • 16:00 paint your rabbit

Wednesday

  • 11:00 catch a bunny tail
  • 12:00 egg baskets making
  • 14:30 easter scavenger hunt
  • 16:00 egg collage

Thursday 

  • 11:30 Easter Olympics
  • 14:30 find the hidden…
  • 16:00 Easter cards making

Friday 

  • 11:00 hot cross bun cookies
  • 12:00 nest game
  • 14:30 decorate your Easter egg
  • 16:00 rabbit running games

Saturday

  • 11:00 match up eggs
  • 12:00 more Easter races
  • 14:30 bunnies VS chickens
  • 16:00 decorate giant egg

Easter Sunday

  • 11:00 Easter egg hunt and group photo
  • 12:00 egg cracking competition
  • 14:30 Easter face painting
  • 16:00 bugs bunny time

EASTER ACTIVITIES FOR ALL FAMILY

Holy Saturday, 14th April 2012

On Holy Saturday morning our Management team will be happy to meet you at our Easter welcome cocktail party at Le Vieux Village Taverna (weather permitting) from 11h30 to 12h30. Join us and enjoy the atmosphere of the coming Easter with our traditional Cypriot delicacies. 

For Saturday midnight mass we have arranged complimentary bus transfer to the Panayia Pyrgotissa church in Pyrgos village. Kindly call our Concierge at extension 13 for your reservations.

After the midnight mass, an Easter celebration supper will take place in Le Nautile restaurant where “magiritsa” and “avgolemono” soups, Easter buns, red eggs and traditional “flaounes” will be served. The price is €18.00 for the adults and €9.00 for children under the age of 16. Please call extension 19 for reservations.

Easter Sunday, 15th April 2012

On Easter Sunday the day starts with our champagne breakfast at Le Fleuri Restaurant and continues with cooking of “Ovelias” and “Kontosouvli” at Le Vieux Village (weather permitting) from 13h00 to 15h00. During lunch our festive buffet will feature a selection of delicious dishes but also complemented by traditional folkloric dancers and live music that will make this Easter Sunday a memorable one! Our Easter lunch buffet opens at 13h00 and the price is €40.00 for the adults and €20.00 for children under the age of 16.

At the Penguin Village the fun begins at 11h00 with the Easter egg cracking competition and continues with the Funny Family Olympics at 11h30.

Easter Monday, 16th April 2012

Another extravaganza buffet awaits you on Easter Monday with international dishes and traditional Easter delicacies. Our Easter Monday lunch buffet at Le Fleuri Restaurant opens at 13h00 and the price is €35.00for the adults and €17.50 for children under the age of 16.

Furthermore, an Easter egg and Easter bunny hunts; Easter arts and crafts, and many other activities will be organized for our little friends by our experienced team at Penguin Village. For details please refer to the weekly events information sheet located in your room.

Book your room at Le Méridien Limassol Spa & Resort online or contact us at +35725862000 or reservations.limassol@lemeridien.com

This luxury 5-star resort is the finest of the hotels in Cyprus with luxury accommodation, weddings, family & children facilities, Spa and many more.

Καλό Πάσχα! Happy Easter!

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