Ayia Napa International Festival
The Ayia Napa International Festival was launched to give locals and tourists the opportunity to enjoy the traditions and customs of Cyprus through folklore arts and music. The annual event takes place in September at Ayia Napa’s Sepheris Square, where the town’s Venetian Ayia Napa Monastery is found.
The festival was first launched in 1985 marking the beginning of an incredibly successful event. The festivities mirror the cultural, historic and agricultural customs and traditions of Cyprus. The Ayia Napa International Festival program includes concerts, operas as well as theatrical performances and Cypriot and international folklore dancing. All the events illustrate the past and present traditions and life of Cyprus. Besides the performances and events, visitors also enjoy the various kiosks that offer traditional agricultural produce and delicacies.