Ayia Napa Easter Programme 2019

Check out the Easter Programme of Ayia Napa from 24th to 29th of April 2019.

Ayia Napa is celebrating the Greek Orthodox Easter with a number of folk, traditional and religious events in the city and the churches.

Holy Wednesday 24 April 2019
18:30 The Sacrament of Holy Unction  –
The ceremony of the Washing of the feet

Holy Thursday 25 April 2019
06:30 The Holy Liturgy of St.Vasilios – The Last Supper
18:30 The ceremony of the Holy Passion of our Lord – The decoration of the Tomb of Christ

Holy Friday 26 April 2019
08:30 Burial of Jesus
19:00 Lamentations of the Tomb of Christ
21 :00 Procession of the Epitaphios

Easter Saturday 27 April 2019
07:00 First Resurrection Service
20:30 Lighting of the Traditional Bonfire where Judas is symbolically burned
Burning of wooden sticks (vitses) in the Bonfire (North Area of Ayia Napa Monastery)
23:00-02:00 Midnight Resurrection Service,
Matins and Divine Liturgy

Easter Sunday 28 April 2019
10:30 Vespers of Love – The Gospel will be read in different languages
11 :00 Vespers of Love at the Holy Metropolis of Constantia – Ammochostos
19:00-20:30 «We are dancing our Tradition»
Traditional Dances from Cyprus, Minor Asia and Greek Islands accompanied with live music, by the Ayia Napa Municipal Dancing Group and « Kirnon» Xylotympou Dancing Group 20:30 Traditional Dances from Cyprus, Crete, Macedonia and Thrace by the Cultural Association «Aradippos – Karotseris», Dancing Group «Erofili» from Crete and Musical Group from Naousa – Greece

Easter Monday 29 April 2019
14.00 Cyprus Tradition food & Drinks
15:30 Vespers of Love
16:30 Swings and Tsattista (Folkloric love poems) by the Ayia Napa Municipal Dancing Group
17:30- 19:00 Easter Traditional Games (bag racing, egg on spoon etc)
19:30 Concert with Nassos, Eva Baila, Panos Psaltis
21 :30 Cypriot Tradition – Music, Songs, Folk Poetry & «Tsattista» (Folkloric love poems by Elias Xatzhmichael, Theophanis Theophanous, Antonis Koryzis)

The Mayor of Ayia Napa, Mr. Yiannis Karousos has a message for all the visitors of Ayia Napa:

“To all our friends. on behalf of the Municipal Council. I wish you Happy Easter and I would like to thank you for choosing our city in order to live together the Holy Passion and the Resurrection of the Lord, as well as the rich celebration program that our Municipality has organized for Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Ayia Napa these days combines perfectly, the religious devotion. the tradition and customs of our country with the traditional games, dance, music and entertainment. In this programme you can see in detail the Easter events and we are expecting you to come and celebrate Easter together, to dance, play and have fun, as we know best in Ayia Napa. Happy Easter!

Yiannis Karousos – Ayia Napa Mayor