Customs & Habits Cypriots are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. However, you’ll probably find that Cyprus today is more concerned with the events of the last 20 years than those of a millennium ago. The traditions and customs of a culture can best be observed in ceremonies an on special occasions. Cypriot culture is reflected in the rich folk art of the island. Age–old crafts, handed down from one generation to another, are faithfully carried on to this day by skilful hands and nimble fingers, fashioning handicrafts, both decorative and useful, that would grace any home.