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LIGHT IT UP BLUE
02/04/2017

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LIGHT IT UP BLUE - BLUE LIGHTING OF MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS
FOR INTERNATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS DAY, 2 APRIL 2017

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that on 2 April 2017 it will participate in the international event entitled Light it Up Blu, for the celebration of International Autism Awareness Day. In the context of this event, the Cyprus Museum, the Archaeological Museums of Lemesos and Larnaka Districts, the Local Archaeological Museum of Marion-Arsinoe, the Castles of Pafos, Lemesos, Kolossi and Larnaka, the Medieval Manor House at Kouklia, and the archaeological sites at Choirokoitia and Amathous, will be lit blue. The participation in this international endeavour to raise public awareness on the idiosyncrasies and difficulties faced by persons in the Autism spectrum and their families, aligns with the vision and mission of the Department of Antiquities to create a solid framework for social development based on archaeological and cultural values. With this action, the Department of Antiquities wishes to stress once again that the protection and promotion of our archaeological heritage does not exist independently of the social context, but comprises of actions targeted towards all citizens and for the prosperity of modern culture.



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