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Napa aims for new Guinness dance record

A previous Ayia Napa dance attempt

Ayia Napa will on Sunday attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest group to dance the ever popular Evdokia’s Zeibekiko, a popular folk dance.

The popular holiday resort’s Mayor, Yiannis Karousos, said this was the fifth time Ayia Napa was organising such an event.

Evdokia’s Zeibekiko is one of the most popular in Cyprus and Greece, taking its name from the 1971 Greek drama film Evdokia.

Some 850 dancers were expected to take part with the minimum requirement being 250 people.

But to enter the record book, the dances must follow the choreography for five minutes.

The dancers will be wearing jeans, white t-shirts, and blue foulards.

Breaking or attempting to break records with synchronised dance moves performed by large groups of dancers has become a tradition for Ayia Napa.

In 2007 the municipality succeeded in organising the world’s longest chain of Syrtaki dancers when 268 people, danced to ‘Zorbas’, but they later lost the title.

Last year they tried to set three separate records for the longest dance chain in the Greek Kalamatianos, the Russian Kalinka’ and the Syrtaki.

 

 

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