The summer season is upon us and every year I try to stay up to date with all of the festivals going on. I always miss a couple though simply because I haven’t looked them up and there’s quite a few to remember. So, this year I decided to compile some of the island’s major festivals in a blog post, for all of us, with their dates and some details of what’s happening this year. Enjoy!
Summer is officially here, despite the rain showers of the last couple of days. The flowers and fields have bloomed and there's only so much time left to enjoy them before heavy heat hits us. I recently spoke to Miranda Tringis from CyHerbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth about how we can explore Cyprus's flourishing nature, and particularly during their upcoming annual Lavender Festival.
Engulfed by the Easter spirit and trying to honour tradition, I decided to ask my grandmother to show me how she makes her famous tsourekia and in this way create cherished memories with this 90-year old soul. What went down was a sweet and funny chronicle I’ll always remember.
The essence of fasting is a clearance of your body's toxins and habitual substances to prepare for a holy significance. Besides physical toxins, there are emotional and behavioral habits that need to be flushed out every once in a while, so it's important to choose something whose absence you'll really notice. Hence, why not take the tradition of fasting a step further and give your bad habits or your routine a detox?
Christmas is meant to be a time of love, an excuse to meet up, and whether or not our society practices that, I’ll take any reason to spend some time with my grandma. I decided to document the kourabiedes-making with my Lellou and share my insights about dealing with the Christmas holidays
Urban Gorillas, an ngo that focuses on re-generating public spaces with their urban interventions and actions, held a week-long event in October with guest Italian director Alessandro Negrini, taking filming and community out onto the streets. After a chat with the director and a week spent roaming around Nicosia, I documented the project tracing Nicosia’s boundaries.
Needle work, bread-making and flute playing were but a few of the workshops held at the villagers' houses in Katydata village during Windcraft festival. In a music-filled weekend, festival-goes were given the opportunity to experience Cypriot tradition, in a chance to revive these dissolving skills. Check out what went down.
I went on an inter-communal weekend-long road trip visiting the island's ten most beautiful viewpoints in both the southern and the northern edges of the island in quest to rediscover more of the land I call home.
Consuming food is a primitive human habit usually done indoors within someone's home. Have you wondered what happens when you strip the usual factors away from this customary act? The Urban Gorillas have and they put it to the test. Upon the study of urban, public spaces, the Nicosia-based organization set out to experiment with the re-construction of such spaces, encouraging individuals to engage and re-invent their urban surroundings.