Festivals in Nicosia are an excuse for the international celebration of the arts.

This Christimas, enjoy the festive spirit by visiting the 3 day Xmas Faneromeni Festival, in Faneromeni square! Sarting on Friday the 20th at 20:00 and Saturday and Sanday from 11:00 - 18:00, the visitors will be able to enjoy a vibrant xmas party with lots of Carols, Songs, Food and treats and of course traditional Cypriot xmas games!
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Beginning in mid-May, the International Bellapais Music Festival features renowned performers from the Meditarranean region: Turkey, Bosnia, Macedonia, Turkey, Albania; Germany, France and Belgium; and from faraway locations such as Japan and Korea. At the magnificent Bellapis Abbey, audiences enjoy solo recitals and concerts by bands and orchestras in one time performances. This year's edition included violin recital by Ayse Karaoglan, Song and piano recital by Tenor Andrea Raiti and pianist Gianfranco Pappalardo, Moscow Balalaika Quartet Concert and Viloin and Guitar recital by Maria Kaminskaia-Sommerfeld and Andreas Koch. For further details, check out the festival's website at: http://www.bellapaisfestival.com.

In Fall, don't miss the International Cyprus Theatre Festival. Nicosia, Famagusta and Kyrenia host international theater performances over the three weeks of this celebration of the performing arts. For details, check out Cyprus Center of the International Theatre's website at www. cyprus- theatre-iti.org .