LIMASSOL- Tsiknopempti (Smokey Thursday) Thursday signalled the start of Limassol’s largest fiesta—the carnival, as Paphos also joined in the celebrations.
Limassol’s King of the Carnival this year is ‘King Memorandum the Great’ and he entered the town with his entourage on an illuminated float. Veteran rally driver Demis Mavropoulos — a long-term carnival fan— is this year’s king.
Paphos’ Carnival King this year was ‘The King of Gold’.
As always, festivities will last 10 consecutive days culminating in the Grand Parade on Limassol's Makarios Avenue on Sunday, March 2.
The grand parade in Paphos will take place along Grivas Digenis Ave. from 3pm on Saturday, March 1.