Flags of Cyprus:
Flag of South Cyprus:
Flag of North Cyprus:
with a copper-colored silhouette of the island (the name
Cyprus is derived from the Greek word for copper) above two green
crossed olive branches in the center of the flag; the branches
symbolize the hope for peace and reconciliation between the Greek
and Turkish communities.
with a vertical red crescent (the closed portion is toward the
hoist side) and red five-pointed star centered just outside the
crescent opening. There are also two red strips one at the top and
one at the bottom. Red is coming from the Turkey's national flag
and crescent indicates the religion (muslim).
Cyprus have two seperate governments for the Greek and the Turkish
cypriots. Each has its own elected parliament, with its own Prime
Area: 9251 sq km
(3608 sq mi), with 3355 sq km in North Cyprus5896 sq km in South Cyprus
Coastline: 648 sq
resources: Citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, wheat, copper, pyrites,
asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment.
98% (2003 est.)
Holidays in North Cyprus
Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Feb 1-4* - Kurban Bayram (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Apr 23 - National Sovereignty and Children's Day
May 1- Labour and Spring Holiday
May 19 - Ataturk Commemoration and Youth & Sports Day
20 July Turkish Intervention
Aug 1 Establishment date of T.M.T (Social Resistance Day)
Aug 30 - Victory Day
Oct 29 - Republic Day
Nov 15 Republic Day of T.R.N.C
Nov 14-16* - (End of Ramadan) Ramazan or Seker Bayram
festivals(*) are timed according to local sightings of various
phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations.
This means Ramadan and Kurban Bayrams are realized in different
dates for every year. In general,the date of Ramazan Bayrami and
Kurban Bayrami would be skipped depending on the period of '10
days before' the last celebrated date. For instance: If Ramadan
Bayram is celebrated in Feb 1,2004, for
year(2005), it should be approximately realized in Jan 21.
The skipped period between Bayrams is permanent which is the '10
day before' the last celebration date.
Holidays in South Cyprus
Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Jan 6 - Epiphany
Mar 14 Green Monday
Mar 25 - Greek Independence Day
Apr 1 - Greek Cypriot National Day
Apr 29 - Greek Orthodox Good Friday May 1 - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday;
Jun 20 - Pentecost (Kataklysmos)
Aug 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Oct 1 - Cyprus Independence Day
Oct 28 - Ochi Day (Greek National Day)
Dec 24-26 - Christmas
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