Next Monday, 8th June, is a public holiday in Cyprus celebrating Pentecost Monday / Kataklysmos which falls fifty days after Orthodox Easter.
Kataklysmos is a popular religious feast in Cyprus focusing primarily on water, Kataklysmos or Festival of the Flood marks the day of the Holy Spirit.
This traditional celebration relates to the book of Genesis and the destruction by flood of almost all living creatures.
This is usually a great day to be in any of the seaside resorts of Cyprus, as all the major seaside towns would normally have a festival or fair taking place near the water - usually held over several days.
Unfortunately, this year due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, large festivals such as these have been cancelled.
As a public holiday it also means that banks will be closed as will government offices. In addition most general stores/supermarkets & businesses, but not all, will be closed for the day.
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