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It's all systems go here at the Columbia Beach Resort as we prepare for the popular Cypriot celebration of Green Monday. A traditional Cyprus celebration, Green Monday is a bank holiday on the island which signifies the beginning of Lent.
Green Monday is a fabulous family time, where loved ones and friends gather together in the parks and on the beaches to celebrate the start of this important religious period. Although the festival is linked to the important religious period of fasting, Green Monday in Cyprus is all about fun - and kite flying! Yes, on Green Monday the skies are turned into a multicolour spectacular, as mums and dads join children and grandparents and launch their beautiful kites skywards.
Kite flying is a long-loved tradition in Cyprus and is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone – festivals across the world use kites as part of their celebrations, but on Green Monday, there’s no fierce competition, just a little bit of friendly rivalry to see who can get their kite to fly the highest!
Although kites are used for entertainment during Green Monday, they also have a real connection with Lent; both symbolising the breaking free and new lease of life that the imminent arrival of spring represents.
As well as kite flying, Green Monday is a social festival where public places are filled with people talking, laughing and tucking into some tasty fare – nobody enters into the Green Monday celebrations without a HUGE picnic in tow!
If you’d like to come and join in the kite-flying fun in Cyprus for the Green Monday celebrations, the Columbia Beach Resort is offering a fabulous 2 night holiday package, from the 25th – 27th of February, where you can enjoy bed and breakfast in our exclusive, 5 star hotel and take advantage of our luxury facilities. You’ll also be able to sample some fabulous, mouth watering treats at our incredible Green Monday vegan buffet lunch, which is also included in the package price.
So why not bring your family and get stuck into one of the best celebrations that Cyprus plays host to – we can guarantee that by joining us for Green Monday, you will feel anything but blue!
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