2nd IPA International Festival of Folklore and Songs - Thank you from the Hosts

13 Jun 2022

Between 4-8 May 2022, IPA Cyprus organised the 2nd International Festival of Folklore and Songs in Paralimni and Ayia Napa in the Famagusta area.

The opening ceremony was held in Protaras Paralimni, and the festival part in Ayia Napa with hundreds of spectators. The memories of the event will stay with all participants for a for long time. The festival was attended by members from IPA Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, Israel, Romania, North Macedonia and Ireland. They all gave the event a special flavour and a unique taste from their cultures and traditions. The participation and performance of the traditional group Viglatores from Chania, Crete was a special honour. The hosts IPA Cyprus were represented by the traditional group IPA Larnaka.


During their stay on the island, our friends from different Sections had the opportunity to appreciate Cypriot hospitality, to see the beautiful sights of the area and to savour our traditional delicacies. They also enjoyed the lovely seaside and beaches, and went on a wonderful cruise on the pirate ship. The festival ended with a glamorous party where everyone had a lot of fun.

We had a very good time with all our guests. We would like to thank all of them for their participation under the motto of Servo per Amikeco and the friendship binding IPA members.

Our gratitude goes to the municipalities of Ayia Napa and Paralimni, and to the Kapetanios Bay Hotel at Protaras for their valuable support and hospitality.

Last, but not least, IPA Cyprus wishes to express its special thanks to the IPA region Famagusta, to its President George Demetriou, and all those members who worked hard to provide the great organisation of the event.

Servo per Amikeco,

Kyriakos Pericleous, Secretary General IPA Cyprus

Demetris Demetriou, President IPA Cyprus