Nordcypern er rig på historie og har en stolt kulturarv. Samtidig er nordcyprioterne glade for at feste. Derfor er Nordcypern hvert år fuld af farverige festivaler og events, og det store udvalg betyder, at der er noget for enhver smag.

I juni kan du blandt andet opleve valnøddefestivalen Lefke Walnut Festival. Her kan du smage de berømte Lefke-valnødder og spise lokale valnøddedelikatesser til tonerne af nordcypriotisk folkemusik. Det er kvinderne i Lefke, der står for tilberedningen af valnøddespecialiteterne, og på festivalen konkurrerer de om, hvem der har lavet de lækreste.

I juli afholdes den traditionsrige Iskele Festival, som i 2016 afholdes for 48. gang. Festivalen varer en hel uge og byder på et stort og alsidigt program. Også i juli afholdes Esentepe Wild Apricot Festival, som byder på vilde abrikoser og masser af musik i den lille by Esentepe, der har rødder tilbage til antikken. Festivalen er en glimrende anledning til at besøge byen.

I august kan du være med til at fejre de fantastiske cypriotiske druer ved Memetcik Grape Festival, som er blevet afholdt hvert år siden 1960. Her er naturligvis et væld af lokale vine, og det er også muligt at smage traditionelle drueretter. Festivalen byder desuden på folkemusik og andre aktiviteter for både store og små.

Det er blot nogle få af de mange festivaler og events, du kan opleve på Nordcypern i 2016. Sommermånederne er fulde af begivenheder, og også resten af året festes og fejres der rundt omkring i det nordcypriotiske. Nedenfor kan du få det fulde overblik over, hvilke festligheder der finder sted, mens du er på ferie. God fornøjelse!

 

Januar

  • 6th Wedding and Organisations Fair

 

Februar

  • 13th Orchid Walk
  • 6th Donkey Day (Eco Village Büyükkonuk)
  • 6th Turkish Films Days (February- April)
  • 8th Öztan Özatay Photography Exhibition

 

 Marts

  • 3st GAU Theatre Days
  • EMU International Underwater Photography and Film Festival
  • 12th Tepebaşı Tulip Festival (3rdweekend)
  • 12th Avtepe Tulipia Cypria Festival  
  • Geçitkale Traditional 9th March Celebrations 
  • 6th Five Fingers Theatre Festival
  • Futsal Cup of Nation EMU (March-April)
  • 24rd HASDER Children and Stories Festival
  • 7th İskele Municipality Culture & Art Festival
  • 18th İskele International Poetry Meeting
  • 5th Bağlıköy Eco-Day
  • 9th Lapta Tourism Festival 
  • (March - April - May - June)
  • 3rd Wooden Works, Home Textiles, Electronics Fair
  • 7th Lefkoşa Music Days (March-May)
  • 6th Denizli -Gemikonağı Orchid Walk
  • 7th Hisarköy Orchid Festival

 

April

  • April 23 - National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
  • 7th Yiğitler Village Global Artichoke Festival
  • 4th Serdarlı Spring Festivity
  • 10th METU Theatre Festival   
  • 4th Gönendere Culture & Art Festival  
  • 10th Children Festival    
  • Güzelyurt GÜSAD Festival
  • 7th Famagusta Children’s Festival
  • Değirmenlik Traditional Children’s Festival
  • 9th Unifex Consumer Fair
  • 5th Cypriot Culture & Art Festival (Kalavaç)
  • 3rd Gold, Precious Stones, Silver and Watch Fair
  • 4th Güzelyurt Motorbike & Speed Festivity
  • 6th Yafa Orange Festival
  • 5th Mehmetçik Eco-Day

 

Maj

  • International Güzelyurt Culture & Art Festival
  • 12th Bellapais Spring Music Festival
  • May 1 - Labourers & Spring Day
  • May 19 - Atatürk Memorial, Youth
  • and Sports Day
  • LAU Spring Festivities
  • 4th Luricina Village Festival
  • GAU Spring Festivities
  • 8th Cyprus Tango Spring Festival
  • METU Spring Festivity
  • EMU Statue From Sand Festival
  • EMU Spring Festival
  • 18th CIU “Hello To Summer” Festivities   
  • NEU Spring Festivities
  • 8th Esentepe Apricot Festival (May- June)
  • HASDER Children’s Festivity
  • 8th Cyprus Silk Festival (Bellapais Monastery)
  • 17th Büyükkonuk Traditional Eco-Day
  • 20th North Cyprus International
  • Bellapais Music Festival (May-June)
  • 6th Mağusa Youth Festival
  • 4th Taşkent Culture Festival
  • 4th Akdeniz Asparagus Festival
  • 11th Yeşilırmak Strawberry Festival
  • 8th Mormenekşe Artichoke Festival 
  • 4th Görneç Homemade Pasta Festival

 

Juni

  • 6th Yıldırım Watermelon Festival
  • 6th Folk Dances & Children Festival
  • 6th Girne International
  • Culture & Art Festival
  • 13th HASDER Childrens Festivity
  • 8th Hamitköy Culture & Cooperation Festival
  • 5th Alaniçi Harvest Festival
  • 7th Dikmen Eleven Torch Festival
  • 20th International Famagusta Culture & Art Festival (June-July)
  • 6th Çınarlı-İncirli Cave Culture & Art Festival
  • 40th International TRNC  Fair
  • 7th Lefke Walnut Festival
  • 6th Vadili Children Festival
  • 10th Gönyeli Children Festival
  • 3rd Local Goods and Culture Fair
  • 3rd Traditional Cuisine Festival
  • 16th FOLK-DER Art &Culture Days
  • 5th Alayköy Grain Festival
  • 4th Nicosia International
  • Children’s Folk Dance Festival

 

Juli

  • July 20 - Peace and Independence Day
  • Traditional Golden Bunch Documentary And
  • Short Metric Film Festival (July- August)
  • 21th Gönyeli International Folk Dance & Culture Festival
  • 9th Traditioanal Karpaz Beach Festivities
  • 9th Esentepe Wild Apricot Festival
  • 21th İskele Folk Dance Festival (CIOFF)
  • 39th Güzelyurt Orange  Festival 
  • 48th İskele Festival

 

August

  • 5th Taşkent Culture Festival
  • 13th Lekoşa Turkish Municipality International
  • Folk Dance Festival
  • 8th Ozanköy Carob Molasses Festival
  • Serdarlı Municipality Prickly Pear Festival
  • 9th Yeniboğaziçi Black Cup Festival
  • 10th HASDER Nicosia Youth Days
  • Famagusta Festival (August- September)
  • 5th Çamlıbel Town Festivity
  • 28th Book Fair (August - September)
  • 56th Traditional Mehmetcik Grapes Festival 
  • 6th Beyarmudu Potatoes Culture & Arts Festival

 

September

  • 9th Geçitkale Halloumi Festival
  • 14th Cyprus Theatre Festival  (Lefkoşa)
  • 9th Tatlısu Carob  Festival
  • International North Cyprus Music Festival (September - October)
  • Youth Centres Festivity
  • Cyprus Turkish Artists Music Festivity
  • 5th Kalkanlı Çakıstes Festival (Last Weekend)
  • 10th Agri Cyprus Fair
  • 10th Vadili International Culture & Art Festival
  • 10th Annual World Salsa Jam in Cyprus
  • 7th Çatalköy Culture &  Art Days 
  • 19th TURKSOY Opera Days –September

 

Oktober

  • October 29 - Turkish Republic Day
  • 15th Olive Festival (Girne)
  • Nicosia Marathon Race Competition
  • GAU Traditional Republic Race
  • 18th Büyükkonuk Traditional Eco-Day
  • Government Folk Dances Federation Folklore Festivity
  • Ahlat (Wild Pear) Festival Karşıyaka

 

November

  • 9th International Labor Film & Video Fest
  • North Cyprus Lefke International Art Festival
  • 8th Book Fair
  • 8th Republic Folk Dance Festival
  • Güzelyurt Theatre Days
  • November 15 - T.R.N.C Republic Day  
  • 7th Lefke Dates Festival
  • 8th Auto Show Automobile, Motorbikes and Accesories Fair
  • 6th Classic Car Rally
  • 5th Doğanköy Hawthorn Festival

 

 December

  • EMU With Songs
  • CIU Hello To The New Year Festivities
  • GAU Traditional New Year Celebrations