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1st April Bank Holiday

April 1, 2021 - April 2, 2021

Aspire Private British School Paphos Cyprus - cyprus flag

Cyprus National Day

Bank Holiday and therefore the school is closed.

On this day Greek Cypriots commemorate the start of the uprising against the British rule in 1955.

On the 1st of April 1955, the EOKA organisation whose aim was the unification with Greece through armed struggle, started their guerrilla campaign, targeting British military installations on the island.

The campaign against the British lasted until 1959. On August 16th 1960, a cease-fire was reached and Cyprus attained independence after the Zurich and London Agreement between the United Kingdom, Greece and Turkey.

For this day special events take place in schools so that children are made aware of the island’s struggle for freedom. Also, every year there is a massive military parade held in Nicosia.

At Aspire Private British School, students will engage with a variety of activities in the context of their Greek lessons to commemorate this event and its importance. In an alternative activity to symbolise peace, the students will form the outline of the island of Cyprus using rope and place olive branches and paper doves around it as a figure of freedom.


April 1, 2021
April 2, 2021
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