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BITS OF CULTURE - Cyprus
 
Languages
Map
Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

Languages

Official language:
Greek
Turkish

Other language:
English

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Map

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Cultural Values
  • Money is pinned to the bride and groom throughout their first dance at most wedding receptions in Cyprus. The money is used by the couple to help get them started in their new life together.

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • kleftiko (oven-baked lamb) and mezedes (dips, salads and other appetisers) are common.


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Interesting Facts
  • Cyprus is famous for its fruit, which the government protects with a ban on imported products.
  • Medieval folk songs are still sung in Cyprus keeping alive the legends of Digenis, the unconquerable border guard of Byzantium, and his beautiful Queen, Rigaina
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