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Cyprus and Russia share similar Orthodox Easter traditions, such as colouring eggs red to represent the blood of Christ Cyprus and Russia share similar Orthodox Easter traditions, such as colouring eggs red to represent the blood of Christ

CTO Celebrates Traditional Cypriot and Russian Easter

Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) celebrated this year’s Easter celebration with traditional Cypriot and Russian dishes at an event in Larnaca.

The April 12 happening was organised in cooperation with Russian Centre for the Revival of Traditions and three hospitality institutes operating in Altai, a Russian republic in southern Siberia; Astrakhan, a city in southern Russia; and the wider region of Moscow.

Students from the three institutes joined students of Higher Hotel Institute, Cyprus to prepare traditional Easter dishes from the two countries, which were then served to guests including Russian journalists who visited the island for the occasion.

Media outlets, including a television channel associated with the Russian Orthodox Church, Spas, covered the event. Visiting Russian journalists were also given a tour of Cyprus.

CTO also noted the event aimed to showcase the Christian Orthodox religion and traditions shared by Russia and Cyprus and featured addresses by Bishop Gregory of Mesaoria, and on behalf of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia.