The 11th Ozankoy Pekmez Festival, which is organised in cooperation with Girne Municipality and Ozankoy Mukhtar, starts on Friday 30th August. The festival, which is organized in order to contribute to tourism promotion of the region, and the continuation of carob and molasses production, will end on Sunday 1st September. During the festival, molasses production will be exhibited.
A meeting to discuss the11th Ozanköy Pekmez Festival was held on 22nd August at the Girne Art Gallery.
Speaking at the meeting Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü, stated that carob consumption has recently started to increase, carob; molasses and flour are made and these products can be safely consumed. In addition to handcrafted food and beverage stands, there will be cultural and artistic activities. Güngördü drew attention to a group from Turkey who will be performing at the festival as they have for many years, and gave information about the festival program.
Because of traffic congestion, last year the festival was taken from the village square to the entrance of the village on a trial basis and Güngördü said that the trial was successful and will be repeated this year.
The Mukhtar of Ozanköy, Mustafa Uzun, stated that the festival, which was started in 2008 by the village people and the Mukhtar, was supported by Girne Municipality, and he invited everyone to the festival to be held this year.
The festival will open at 19.00 on Friday 30th August. Speeches will be made after a tour of the Stands and Catering.
19.30 : Girne Municipality Folk Dance Ensemble Show,
19:45 : Tunç Yűkler concert
20.45 : Cyprus Folk Dance and Art Centre show
21.00 : Estrellas Latinas concert
Saturday, 31st August
19:00 : The Healers music concert,
20:15 : Orak Culture Arts and Education Centre Folk Dance Show
20.30 : Poet Osman Türkay’s poems will be presented.
21.15 : Dilara Ferit and Adrenal concert
Sunday, 1st September
19:00 : Molasses Desserts Competition and presentation of health benefits of Carob Molasses
19.30 : Ipek Amber concert
20.45 : Çatalköy Municipality Folk Dance show
21.00 : Announcement of the results of the desserts with molasses contest
21.15 : Kurtalan Express