Independence Day

Independence Day Quick Facts - CY

AKA NameΕθνική Επέτειος Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας
HashtagsCompiled on#CyprusIndependenceDay, #IndependenceDay
Related Hashtags#Cyprus
2023 Date1 October 2023
2024 Date1 October 2024

Cyprus Independence Day

Cyprus Independence Day commemorates the country's independence from British rule, which it achieved in 1960. The day is celebrated to honour the Cypriot people's struggle for freedom and independence, as well as to appreciate the rich cultural heritage and history of the island nation. The occasion also serves as an opportunity for Cypriots to reaffirm their commitment to the principles of democracy, liberty, and justice, while also striving to maintain peace and stability within the region.

After years of struggle for self-determination, Cyprus gained its independence on August 16, 1960, with the signing of the Zurich and London Agreements between Britain, Greece, Turkey, and representatives of the Cypriot people. Cyprus then went on to become a member of the European Union on May 1, 2004, expanding the sphere of cooperation and integration between the island nation and its European partners. This close relationship with EU member states has allowed Cyprus to progress economically, politically, and socially, fostering a deeper connection between the people of Cyprus and the rest of Europe.

Cyprus Independence Day takes place annually on October 1st.

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Top facts about Independence Day

  • Cyprus is an island that is located in the east Mediterranean and is home to over 1.1 million people. Turkish and Greek are its official languages.
  • Cyprus is home to Commandaria, the world’s oldest wine still in production. It is believed to have been christened by crusading 13th century nights and have first been made for the first time in 800BC. It is still being made today.

Independence Day Top Things to Do

  • Create your own Cyprus flag as an arts and crafts activity with the kids or with friends. Bring it around with you all day and compare to see who has made the most creative one. The Cyprus flag is a major feature of the Independence Day celebrations
  • Spread awareness on social media by using the hashtag #CyprusIndependenceDay #CyprusStrongandFree, #CyprusDay and #HappyBirthdayCyprus.

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