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Cyprus celebrates April 1st with celebrations and events

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    Η &Kappa ;yπρος τιμa με δοξολογiες και εκδ ηλoσεις την 1η Απριλiου

    Cyprus honors April 1st with eulogies and events – With eulogies and events

    With eulogies and events the national anniversary of is being celebrated in all the cities of free Cyprus April 1, 1955.

    • “It was April 1st of EOKA the beginning…” – Past midnight… they woke up from the loud explosions. It was the desire for freedom. will be held at the Apostle Barnabas Cathedral at 10am. while the eulogy of the day will be delivered by the President of the Educational Service Committee, Panagiotis Antoniou.

      Then, at 11am, the President of the Republic, accompanied by Ministers, will go to the Incarcerated Monuments, where the Archbishop of Cyprus, George, will perform a trisago at the graves of the heroes. The President of the Parliament Annita Dimitriou will also be present at the eulogy and the Imprisoned Memorials.

      At 4 p.m., President Christodoulidis will attend and address the events of the Association of Fighters of the Liberation Struggle 1955-'59, at the “ELEFTHERIA” Indoor Gymnasium.

      Celebratory eulogies, events and parades are also held in the other cities and communities of free Cyprus.

      Among others, the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Alexis Vafeadis, will attend the Holy Church of Agios Nikolaos in Limassol, the Minister of the Interior, Konstantinos Ioannou, will attend the Holy Church of Agios Lazarus in Larnaca, the Metropolitan Church of Agios Theodoros in Paphos will attend of the Minister of Health, Michalis Damianos.

      In addition, the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Maria Panagiotou, will attend the Metropolitan Church of Agios Georgios, in Paralimni. The Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Marilena Evangelou, will represent the Government at the Holy Church of Agios Georgios in Agios Dometios. The Director General of the Ministry of the Interior, Elikkos Ilias, will be at the Holy Church of Apostle Loukas in Aradippou.

      Commemorations will be held in communities of Cyprus for the heroes of April 1st. The Community of Liopetriou will hold a memorial service for the First Martyr of EOKA Modestos Pantelis, in the Holy Church of Panagia Eleousa. The President of the Republic will be represented by the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Nikodimos Damianou.

      The community of Finio will hold a memorial service for the heroes of EOKA, Herodotos and Efstathios Xenophon, at the Holy Church of the Holy Cross. The President of the Republic will be represented by the Commissioner of Mountainous Areas, Charalambos Christofinas.

      Source: cyprustimes.com

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