One of the things that was new to me when I came to Cyprus was the vacations in August that the whole island takes. Starting around the middle of August until the end of the month most shops are closed. Everyone is on vacations and noone is working except for tourist attractions – restaurants, bars, pubs, beach caffes, and the like.
I really like the unity of the population on the issue of vacations. The majority of people have three long vacations during the year – Christmas holidays, Easter week, and the end of August thing. Those who have to work during these days aren’t much of a use anyway. Nothing can stop people from resting and spending time with family. Lovely.
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