Easter is around and Cypriots all around the world are vigorously preparing to welcome and celebrate the resurrection of Christ. As you may already know, Cypriots are deeply religious people and Easter is perhaps the most important time of the year together with Christmas. Those looking to take an Easter holiday, shouldn’t think twice before jetting off to Cyprus, where Easter is an experience like no other, filled with festivities, local traditions and customs! Cyprus is one of the top Easter destinations for those looking to experience a different Easter holiday, filled with customs, traditions and folklore games. Besides being religious, Cypriots are extremely traditional and take pride in maintaining ancient customs starting from Easter egg dying to Flaouna baking. Let’s take a look at both of these foods traditionally linked to Easter.
Cypriots dye their Easter eggs red and place them in a basket that decorates the Easter table. The red colour symbolises the red blood of Christ. After the resurrection, family members gather and each picks their Easter egg, making sure they have chosen the hardest. They then play a tapping game, hitting each other’s eggs. The one which survives and remains intact-is the WINNER! What’s the prize? Luck for the rest of the year!
Another yummy Cypriot tradition is flaouna (Cyprus Easter Cheese Pie) baking. During the week leading to Easter Sunday, grannies traditionally take over the kitchen to bake flaounes. Flaounes is a square-shaped cheese pie garnished with mint and raisins. If you haven’t tried this speciality, it is worth flying all the way to Cyprus just to take freshly baked flaounes!
All those that have chosen to treat themselves to an Easter holiday at Louis Hotels in Limassol and Paphos will definitely get to try both these treats and customs first-hand! Take your pick? The Royal Apollonia, Louis Ledra Beach, Louis Imperial Beach, Louis Phaethon Beach, The King Jason Paphos, Louis Ivi Mare and Louis Paphos Breeze, The King Jason Protaras, Louis St. Elias Resort & Waterpark, Louis Althea Beach, Nausicaa Beach, Louis Infinity Blu!