Thousands of people were out for the Limassol carnival parade on Sunday, as it was the first time in two years the celebrations were being held.

The parade and carnival celebrations have not happened in the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The parade was held along Makarios Avenue in Limassol, where 109 teams marched starting at 1pm.

At 1:15pm the carnival king, named ‘The King of Flames’ Demetris Yiannakou will start his course on the avenue.

Thousands of people took part in the parade, while still more are expected to watch from the side-lines.

The events will end in Limassol with a celebration in the park near the old port.

Other smaller celebrations were held in Paphos and the Famagusta area.