Back to overview

Public Holidays In Cyprus - Cyprus National Day

Bookmark and Share

Information on the Cyprus National Day public holiday

Dora Village                                               Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Cyprus National Day is a public holiday in Cyprus and is celebrated on the 1st April each year. The holiday marks the begining of the military campaign against the British Army in Cyprus.

The military campaign officially began on April 1, 1955. On that date, EOKA launched simultaneous attacks on the British controlled Cyprus Broadcasting Station in Nicosia, undertaken by a team led by Markos Drakos, on the British Army's Wolseley barracks, and on targets in Famagusta, by a team led by Grigoris Afxentiou.

Thereafter and unlike other anti colonial movements, EOKA confined its acts to sabotaging military installations, ambushing military convoys and patrols, and assassinating British soldiers and local informers. It did not attempt to control any territory, a tactic that according to Grivas would not have suited the terrain and size of Cyprus nor the imbalance of EOKA's conventional military capabilities with respect to the British Army.

Source Wikipedia

CYPRUS INFORMATION ARTICLES      CYPRUS NEWS      CYPRUS VILLAGE PHOTOS

BUSINESS DIRECTORY        VILLAGES OF CYPRUS            CYPRUS VILLAGE INDEX

NEWSLETTER               CYPRUS VILLAGE FESTIVALS               CYPRUS PHOTOS

Bookmark and Share