Festivals in North Cyprus
International North Cyprus Music Festivals:International North Cyprus Music Festival starts on 21 May every year and ends on 23 June. Festivals are taking place in Bellapais Monastery, Salamis Antique Theatre and The Kyrenia Castle. Programme for the performances are as follows: symphonic-rock, chorus, orchestras, tango flamenco and recitals.
International Spring Concerts:International Spring Concerts, organized by North Cyprus Music Lovers Association, is very popular among the classical music lovers.Concerts are organized between May and September. The Bellapais Monastery hosts these popular and amazing concerts.
International Famagusta Festivals:International Famagusta Festivals can be described as 'One of The Best Festivals of Mediterranean'. In the past years Aswad, Los Paraguayos, Berlin Art Group has great performances in International Famagusta Festival. Festival is organized between 27 June and 19 July.
Mehmetcik Grape Festival:Mehmetcik (Galatya) Grape Festival is a major regional cultural event attracting visitors across the island. Festival is organized at the first week of August. You can taste the drinks and foods like wine and sujuk that are made of grape. There are contests and competitions like king and queen of grape, voleyball tournament, folk dancing and kid beauty contests that you can join or watch.
International Kyrenia, Templos Olive FestivalMunicipality of Girne (Kyrenia) is organizing this event every year in October. It is very popular celebrating olive tree (the holy tree) and olive products.
Eco Day Festival of Buyukkonuk (Komikebir) VillageThe Eco Day Festival is organized twice a year by the Eco Tourism Association every year in May and October. The festival promotes traditional Cypriot customs, dishes and specialties.
Lefke Date FestivalThe Tourism Association of Lefke with the support of Municipality is organizing this festival every year in November.
Bellapais Silk Cocoon FestivalEvery year in May, Green Peace Action Association is organizing this event at Bellapais where the Monastery can be visited as well. In May, villagers are exhibiting their handicrafts made by silk cacoon.
Lefke Walnut FestivalThe Tourism Association of Lefke is organizing Walnut Festival every year in June. Villagers are showing their best products of "ceviz macunu" (walnut desert) at the festival.
Gecitkale Hellim FestivalThe Municipality of Gešitkale village is organizing hellim cheese festival every year in August-September. Villagers are offering their delicious products made from hellim.
Tatlisu Carob FestivalThe Municipality of Tatlsu village is organizing this event every September. You can taste many products made from carobs during the festival.
Lapta Tourism FestivalLapta is one of the popular tourism destinations in North Cyprus. The municipality is organizing this tourism festival every year in June. Many activities and food can be found during the festival.
Guzelyurt (Morphou) Orange Festival:
Morphou Orange Festival has been organized by Morphou Municipality since 1977.
There are also festivals of Kalavac, Alaykoy and Hisarkoy attracting locals and tourists in North Cyprus.
North Cyprus Kalavac Festival- Photo by Dervis Beyit.