Larnaca Events, Things to Do and Festivals 2014 / 2015

(Larnaca, Cyprus)

Beachfront view of palm treesAs a leading tourist resort on Cyprus, there are always things to do in Larnaca. Annual festivals add much interest to the calendar, and are often of a religious nature, such as the Epiphany on January 6th, the Orthodox Church celebrations each Easter, and the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th.

Other popular Cypriot festivals that take place each year in Larnaca remember important dates in history. These events include the Greek Independence Day on March 25th, and soon after the Greek Cypriot National Day on April 1st. The Greek National Day (Okhi Day) on October 28th is also of note.

Image of local plaza and fountains

Larnaca Calendar of Festivals and Events 2014 / 2015: General Information

In common with many top coastal resorts and towns, Larnaca saves much of its energy for the three-week spectacular that is the Kataklysmos Festival each June (usually some 50 days after the Orthodox Easter). Also known as the 'Deluge' and the Cyprus Festival of the Flood, Larnaca celebrates this particular event with great fervor and since this is based around Noah and his salvation from the biblical floods, locals use this theme as a good excuse for water fights - so you can expect to get wet if you are nearby!

During the Kataklysmos Festival, the Finikoudes / Phinikoudes area of Larnaca stages nightly bazaars, where groups of stall holders sell all kinds of gifts and hot snacks. Nearby, live music is another crowd pleaser and never far from hand.

Other seasonal activities and festivals in Larnaca include various classical concerts performed by the city's very own Municipal Band. Soccer fans will no doubt enjoy the frequent football matches and sport events held at Larnaca's Neo GSZ Stadium (Zenon Stadium), which can accommodate just over 13,000 spectators. Movie buffs should look out for the Cyprus International Film Festival (CIFF) each October, with film screenings at venues in Larnaca, as well as at cinemas in both Limassol and Nicosia.