New Year’s Eve celebrations around Cyprus
Most of the municipalities around Cyprus organized public celebrations to ring in the New Year.
The New Year’s Eve fun in Nicosia began at 9pm in Eleftheria Square with DJ music until 10.30pm. The Emfasis music group then performed Greek and international songs until a quarter after midnight with a break just before the New Year for an address by Nicosia Mayor Eleni Mavrou and fireworks at midnight.
In Limassol, the Municipal Train and Father Christmas with his sleigh toured the town center beginning in the afternoon. Later, the New Year celebrations were held in Gregoris Afxentiou Square from 10.30pm onwards. Mayor Andreas Christou made an address just before midnight and the music and fun continueed until 1am.
Larnaca’s New Year’s Eve festivities will took place in Europe Square from 11pm with music, fireworks and free drinks. Father Christmas also handed out gifts and a Vassilopitta was cut.
Separately, on New Year’s Day superstar Anna Vissi gave a free concert in her hometown of Larnaca. Anna Vissi’s concert took place in Larnaca’s Europe Square from 9pm on January 1, 2008.