The Procession of St Lazarus

24 Mar 2018
Larnaca, Cyprus

The Procession of St Lazarus takes place just before Easter, with an icon of the figure paraded through the streets as onlookers dance and sing.

  • When? Eight days before Easter, in 2018 this is the 24th of March
  • Where? Throughout the streets of Larnaca
  • Price: Free

The Procession of St Lazarus takes place just before the Greek Orthodox celebration of Easter, with an icon of the figure paraded through the streets towards the Church as onlookers dance and sing.

A priest stands at the front of the procession and leads the ceremony inside the church and although things are slightly more serious when inside, there's a party atmosphere outside as the sun beams down onto Larnaca's coastal streets.

Part of the route of the procession runs along the sea front promenade, where there's a good selection of restaurants selling traditional Cyprian food. Even if you don't witness the church ceremony itself, the lively crowds in the streets will be enough to make it a memorable day out.

  • Get there: Fly to Larnaca International Airport then take a taxi to the city centre. Use local buses or taxis to get around.
  • Stay: Find accommodation near the beach for picturesque views.

*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!