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Guzelyurt Orange Festival

North Cyprus

Since 1977, the Orange Festival, organised by Guzelyurt Municipality has been the venue for a festival that originally celebrated the orange harvest.

It has now expanded, and during the festival week, various concerts, competitions and art events are performed.

The festival involves schools, local business organisations and dance troupes, and he town is decorated with an orange theme.

The festival lasts around two weeks, and starts with a parade through Guzelyurt, starting around 5pm. This is followed by a calendar of events, mainly taking place in the fairground around 7pm. These events include art exhibitions, folk dancing displays, pop concerts, beauty contests and music recitals.

As its name suggests, the festival is also a great opportunity to taste the world famous Cyprus oranges.