11 July: National Day Cyprus
Every country that is present at Floriade with a pavilion organises a National Day during Floriade. On these days, the host countries provide a special cultural programme on the main stage and show the best of their home countries: music, dance or theatre. On 11 July, Cyprus will celebrate its National Day!
10.30 a.m. | Main Stage
- Official Ceremony
- Flag Ceremony and National Anthem of Cyprus
- Concert: flute by Marianna Siamisii , violin by Stavros Kampouroglou, piano by Andreas Nicolaou
Cyprus is the only remaining country in Europe that is divided into two parts and separated by a buffer zone. Even the capital Nicosia is divided into two parts, with a border crossing between them. The buffer zone is known as the Green Line. Contrary to what the name suggests, this is mainly a dead, lifeless zone that runs through the country. At Floriade, Cyprus shows that it can be done differently. Here, the Green Line is truly a green zone, filled with indigenous plants. Like an elongated park that expands into the fabric of the city and gives life back to it.