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  • The Greek culture first became prominent in the running of the island in the 1400s. The Turkish culture arrived with the invasion of the Ottoman Empire in 1570, and it was under this rule that the divide between the two communities became prominent and encouraged by government policies
  • The first day of Carnival is a procession through the streets with dozens of decorated floats and one with a very special visitor. In the coming days there are numerous parties and parades, and everyone is celebrating.
  • The sound of church bells as the priest lights the candles all around him and turn light the candles of those who were behind. Soon, the church is bathed in candlelight and greets everyone else with the priest's words. Young people run for the fireworks, while the rate of people over his hand carefully down their sails and trying to get home on, as it is said to bring good luck to the family. Usually, family celebrations continue for three days and relatives living abroad I always try to get home for Easter in Cyprus.
  • The festival began in 1961 to help promote the wines of the island is the largest festivals in Cyprus.
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    1. 2. Name and capital
    2. 3. Republic of Cyprus <ul><li>It´s a Eurasian island country </li></ul><ul><li>It´s in the Eastern Mediterranean </li></ul><ul><li>It´s the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. </li></ul>
    3. 4. Nicosia
    4. 5. Nicosia <ul><li>is the capital and largest city on Cyprus </li></ul><ul><li>is main business center </li></ul><ul><li>is the only divided capital in the world: </li></ul><ul><li>-the southern and the northern portions </li></ul><ul><li>-divided by a Green Line </li></ul><ul><li>is located near the center of the island, </li></ul>
    5. 6. Year of entry to the EU <ul><li>After opposing to enter the EU finally decided to join in 2004 </li></ul>
    6. 7. POLITICAL SYSTEM <ul><li>Politics of the Republic of Cyprus takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic. </li></ul><ul><li>President of Cyprus is both head of state and head of government . </li></ul>
    7. 8. POLITICAL SYSTEM <ul><li>There are multi-party system </li></ul>This is the most popular party in Cyprus.
    8. 9. POLITICAL SYSTEM <ul><li>Executive power is exercised by the government </li></ul><ul><li>The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative power is vested in both the government and the House of Representatives which is Unicameral . </li></ul>
    9. 10. POLITICAL SYSTEM <ul><li>Cyprus is a divided island since 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>In 1974, Turkey took control of the third part of the territory north of the country. </li></ul>
    10. 11. POLITICAL SYSTEM <ul><li>In November 1983 sector was self-proclaimed Turkish unilaterally as an independent republic </li></ul><ul><li>Turkish and Cypriot communities have been separated by the &quot;Green Line&quot;. </li></ul>
    11. 12. OFICIAL LENGUAGES <ul><li>Of the estimated 736,000 population of the island, around 13% speak the official language Turkish, and 84% speak the official language Greek </li></ul>
    12. 13. The island of Cyprus is situated in the Mediterranean Sea, 113 km south of Turkey, 120 km west of Syria, 150 km east of the Greek island of Kastellorizo​​.
    13. 14. POPULATION <ul><li>People: 800.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy: 77,9 years </li></ul><ul><li>Children: 1,80 </li></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greek Orthodox :78% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Muslim: 18% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Others: 4% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ethnic composition </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greek: 78% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Turkish: 18% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>European non-Greeks: 4% </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 16. Currency <ul><li>In Cyprus, the currency is the Euro, but they have a different design. </li></ul><ul><li>All of them have twelve stars, which represent the ue, the words: KYΠPOΣ y KIBRIS (Greek and Turkish Cyprus) and the year of issue. </li></ul><ul><li>They were presented on 14th october 2005 </li></ul>
    17. 18. OFICIAL LENGUAGES <ul><li>The official languages ​​in Cyprus are Greek and English </li></ul>
    18. 19. OFICIAL LENGUAGES <ul><li>Of the estimated 736,000 population of the island, around 13% speak the official language Turkish, and 84% speak the official language Greek </li></ul>
    19. 20. Halloumi Cheese “ Mezedes” HIROMERI WINE
    20. 21. BEER Grape-Based
    21. 22. However, do not just alcohol. Airani Cypriot coffee
    22. 23. Traditions of Cyprus EU programme
    23. 24. Introduction <ul><li>The culture of Cyprus is divided between the two distinct cultures of Greek and Turkish Cypriots </li></ul><ul><li>Each community maintains its own culture, linked to the cultures of Greece and Turkey. </li></ul>
    24. 25. Art <ul><li>The art history of Cyprus can be said to stretch back up to 10.000 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The island is also the home to numerous examples of high quality religious icon painting from the Middle Ages. </li></ul>
    25. 26. Art <ul><li>Cypriot architecture was heavily influenced by French Gothic and Italian renaissance </li></ul>
    26. 27. Important days and festivals <ul><li>The calendar part of Cyprus is provided by the Greek Orthodox Church. </li></ul><ul><li>There are a number of important cultural events such as wine and the Festival of Paphos Aphrodite Festival </li></ul>
    27. 28. The carnival of Cyprus <ul><li>It is around 10 days to have fun with costumes and parades. It´s de most important. </li></ul>
    28. 29. The carnival of Cyprus <ul><li>Limassol is the center of the celebrations for this festival. </li></ul>
    29. 30. Anthestiria <ul><li>The Festival is a celebration of spring and flowers. In Larnaka a parade of floats and decorations are held annually in May along &quot;the Phinikoudes&quot; the lovely palm-lined seafront promenade. </li></ul>
    30. 31. Easter <ul><li>During there is a daily service of the church at dusk, when a special hymn to Our Lady called &quot;Hairetismoi&quot; is sung </li></ul><ul><li>Easter is the biggest party of all. </li></ul>
    31. 32. Larnaka Festival <ul><li>Is one of the main cultural events in Cyprus withgreat performances, theater and dance with famous international artists. </li></ul>
    32. 33. Limassol Wine Festival <ul><li>Limassol Wine Festival. At the end of August is a fun time to be inLimassol, because the Limassol Wine Festival is held in the Municipal Garden of town along the seafront near the old town. </li></ul>
    33. 34. Music and anthem <ul><li>The music of Cyprus has a strong influence of Greek music. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Anthem: is the same as Greek anthem </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>It was written in 1823 by the Greek Dionysios Solomos and the lyric is: </li></ul>
    34. 35. Music and anthem <ul><li>Cyprus Anthem Text Lyrics I shall always recognise you By the dreadful sword you hold, As the earth, with searching vision, You survey, with spirit bold. 'Twas the Greeks of old whose dying Brought to birth our spirit free. Now, with ancient valour rising, Let us hail you, Oh Liberty! Now, with ancient valour rising, Let us hail you, Liberty, Now, with ancient valour rising, Let us hail you, Liberty! </li></ul>
    35. 36. GEOGRAPHY <ul><li>Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey . </li></ul><ul><li>Is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. </li></ul>
    36. 38. Beaches
    37. 39. Wether <ul><li>Cyprus has a subtropical climate – Mediterranean and Semi-arid type </li></ul><ul><li>Very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers </li></ul><ul><li>Snow is possible only in the Troodos Mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry. </li></ul><ul><li>The warmest climate in the Mediterranean part of the EU </li></ul><ul><li>The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24 °C during the day and 14 °C at night </li></ul>
    38. 41. Football