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Museums and sites to be lit blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Christ the Redeemer in Brazil

The Department of Antiquities will light up the Cyprus museum and several other sites in blue to mark World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday.

The move is part of as global initiative that also includes lighting up the Pyramids in Egypt, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil, among others.

In addition to the Cyprus museum, the castles in Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos,  Choirokoitia and Palaipafos in Kouklia will also be lit blue.

“This effort falls within the framework of the department of antiquities’ wider contribution to society and provides and promotes the building of awareness and understanding for persons with disabilities, including persons with autism, as well as of support for their loved ones,” it said in an announcement.

Larnaca municipality said it would also be lighting up the town’s cultural centre at Europe Square, and an event would be attended by First Lady Andry Anastasiades.


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