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Day of the Biblical Flood. Ecumenical celebration a small island

June 20 2005

June 20 tiny Cyprus notes ecumenical holiday - Day of the Biblical Flood, which in Greek is called Kataklysmos. This holiday is close Cypriots, precisely because the island, cut off from the continent are too similar in nature to the Ark of the Biblical Noah, drifted in ancient times by the waves of the boundless ocean.

Kataklysmos triune. First, he recalls the Old Testament flood, and symbolizes the salvation of mankind. Second, Water Day, also known as the feast has its roots in pagan glorification of Aphrodite, was published, as is known, from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and stepped on the Cypriot coast. Third Day, celebrated in biblical Flood Christian Day of the Holy Spirit, just a day after the celebration of the Holy Trinity.

At its core, the celebration is much like Neptune Day, come down to us as from time immemorial. Already in the early morning metropolitan residents leave the city and move to coastal cities - Larnaca, Paphos, Protaras and Polis, where the main events unfold. But the holiday is considered the capital of Limassol - the largest port in Cyprus. Everyone who wishes is proud to compete in swimming, rowing and other sports competitions on the water. All this is accompanied by this musical extravaganza, which culminates in the evening when the streets erupted real sea battle. Everyone wants to pour out on the first comer as much water or even better - throw him into the sea or the pool. Already a midnight soaked to the skin Cypriots and tourists gather in the main square and the crash of fireworks enjoy life ... At this point, are already few people remember about the universal tragedy , and joy of their comparable except that with delight when he reached the holy Mount Ararat Noah and his companions.

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