• Short Summary

    May Day was celebrated by Greek Cypriots in Nicosia with processions through the streets by workers.

  • Description

    1.
    Top G.V. The parade through the streets.


    2.
    S.T.V. Religious leaders in the procession.


    3.
    T.G.V. The procession.


    4.
    S.V. A Greek cypriot banner.


    5.
    S.L.V. Procession carrying flags.


    6.
    S.V. Ditto.


    7.
    Angle V. Security forces watching the procession from a high vintage point.


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    S.C.U. Ditto.


    9.
    G.V.Pan The crowd in the stadium in Nicosia.


    10.
    L.V. Raising the flag.


    11.
    S.V. Ditto.


    12.
    L.V. The procession of "floats" in the stadium.


    13.
    C.U. Depicting an angel.


    14.
    S.V. Another "float"


    15.
    S.C.U. A religious scene.


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    S.V. Another "float"


    17.
    S.C. Ditto


    18.
    S.V. The procession.


    19.
    S.V. "Nailing" a woman to the Cross


    20.
    C.U. Ditto


    21.
    S.V. An as drawn cart.


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    S.V. Young women in the procession.


    23.
    S.L.V. Ditto.


    24.
    S.C.U.Towards....Another "float"


    25.
    S.V. Another.


    26.
    C.U. A figure on the "float"


    27.
    S.L.V. Traditional dances in progress.


    28.
    S.V. Ditto.




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    Background: May Day was celebrated by Greek Cypriots in Nicosia with processions through the streets by workers. Groups of people sang folk songs and carried slogans about the Cyprus situation.

    The processions and festivities passed off without incident. Security forces were on duty but had no occasion to interfere.

    In the afternoon there was a big flower show in the town's Stadium. There were parades of beautifully flower-decked chariots and floats manned by young boys and girls dressed in fancy costumes of all kinds.

    The chariots were designed to represent prominent events and figures in Cyprus life -- a "Cyprus Tavern," "Enosis," "Cyprus Products," and so on. The show concluded with local dances by boys and girls dressed in colourful national and local costumes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA534Z5B3YL6BRKS04QK2J9EAD0
    Media URN:
    VLVA534Z5B3YL6BRKS04QK2J9EAD0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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