Our ..... famous "ovelias" - a whole lamb turning on a skewer over a coal fire.
Our national dish - Cyprus "souvla" is a variety of meats on a skewer and cooked in the "foukou". I was unable to find the English word for "foukou." You can see what a "foukou" is like in the photo above.
Our national drinks - ouzo on the rocks or ice-cold zivania similar to tsipouro. Or, if you don't like alcohol, a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice is the perfect appetizer.
For us Greeks, dancing is an important part of any celebration. Opa!
In Greece and Cyprus, this coming weekend is a festive one as we observe the second Carnival week called "tis tyrinis" (cheese week) because we tend to consume a variety of cheeses and cheese pastries as well as traditional sweets in syrup which will be honoured during the weekend. Here are a few.