Europe Day Concert took place in Famagusta
Europe Day celebrations ended with a concert by the Cyprus Chamber Orchestra which took place on 5 June at Othello Castle, Famagusta. Following the opening speech by Mr.Ierotheos Papadopoulos, guests enjoyed the musical repertoire, including works of world-famous composers. The celebrations that emphasise the importance of cultural heritage, music and art, as well as the unity and solidarity, have started with the concert on 15 May at Lefka/Lefke Square and continued with Europe Day Fair at Selimiye Square on 26 May.
The European Year of Cultural Heritage is celebrated to showcase the wealth and diversity of our cultural heritage, highlighting its role in creating a shared sense of identity and building Europe’s future. This year saw a series of initiatives and events across Europe to enable people to become closer to and more involved with their cultural heritage. Cultural heritage shapes our identities and everyday lives. It surrounds us in Europe's towns and cities, natural landscapes and archaeological sites. It is not only found in literature, art and objects, but also in the crafts we learn from our ancestors, the music we listen to, the stories we tell to our children, the food we enjoy in company and the films we watch and recognise ourselves in.