The 7th Walnut Festival will take place on the 28th and 29th May 2016 in Lefke town centre. There are a range of events planned over the two days of the festival to include concerts, folk dancing, exhibitions and guided tours.
The town of Lefke is located near Guzelyurt and is a place rich in North Cyprus history and tradition. The festival will provide visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture and learn more about this historical town nestled between the coastline and the mountains and lined with lush citrus groves. There are some interesting examples of Ottoman architecture to be seen here. In medieval times it was a prosperous mining town due to the presence of copper and gold ore in the mountains. In fact, the word “Lefke” originates from the Turkish word for Copper.
Lefke is also an accredited member of “Cittaslow” an organisation whose roots are in Italy and whose aims include:
- making life better for everyone living in an urban environment
- improving the quality of life in the cities
- promoting cultural diversity and uniqueness of individual cities
- provide inspiration for a healthier lifestyle