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Olive festival in Northern Cyprus

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The Olive Festival is usually held in Northern Cyprus during the first week of October and lasts for three days.

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Olive Festival Dates

In 2023, the Olive Festival in Cyprus will take place from September 29 to October 1. In 2024, it will be held from October 4 to 6, but changes are possible. The 22nd Olive Festival will be held in 2023.

Festival Program

During these days, you can enjoy a rich program, including cooking workshops using olive oil, a market on the central streets where you can buy olives and homemade oil, as well as workshops on pottery or basket weaving - the production of goods used for olive collection and oil storage.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Olive Festival

Where is the Olive Festival held?

The festival is usually held in the suburb of Girne, in the Zeytinlik district. The procession starts in the port area, and anyone interested can join.

What can I expect at the evening festivals?

After the daytime fair, in the evenings, you can listen to a concert by one of the local bands, folk songs, and watch traditional dances. In the harbor of Girne, concerts by famous bands take place during these days, and the festival ends there.

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