December 8, 2023

The 6th of the Doganköy Hawthorn Festivals traditionally organized in cooperation with the Municipality of Girne and Doganköy Muhtarlığı will be held on Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th November this year.

The festival will start with opening speeches in the village square of Doganköy on the 4th November at 2pm. At the festival, hawthorn, hawthorn products and handicrafts will be sold. The stands will be open between 12noon and 6.30pm.  In the Doganköy Children’s Park, the Drama Association will be present on Saturday at 2.30pm to carry out workshops to raise environmental awareness within the scope of the Presidential Clean Streets Project.

GÜNGÖRDÜ: Hawthorn has a great place in Cyprus culture

Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü said in his statement about the festival that hawthorn and its bi-products had an important place in Cypriot culture and invited all the people to contribute to the preservation of hawthorn trees and the continuity of traditions.

The festival program is as follows:

Saturday 4th November

The official opening of the music concert and festival on Saturday, November 4 at 14.00, the Children’s Choir concert with Şehit Hasan Cafer Elementary School at 14.15, the Girne Municipality Folk Dance Group folk dance show at 14:30, the Friends Line Dance Group show at 14:45, Dilara Ferit concert at 15.00, Duet Academy Melodika and Orff Rhythm Demonstration at 16:15, Presentation about the health benefits of Hakçu fruit at 16:30, Sultan Durusular concert at 17:00.

Sunday 5th November

12noon stand opening, at 13:00, the music concerts and the beginning of the events; Çatalköy Municipality Folk Dance Ensemble folk dance show at 14:30, DJ North Tarık and dance group show at 14:00, The Healers concert at 15:00 and Niyal Ozturk concert at 16.45.


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