42th Guzelyurt Orange Festival
Throughout the year there are many cultural celebrations, festivals, and events in North Cyprus. Since 1977, the Orange Festival, organized 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 organizations and dance troupes, and the town is decorated with an orange theme. The festival lasts around two weeks, and starts with a parade through Guzelyurt, starting around 6 pm. This is followed by a calendar of events, mainly taking place in the fairground around 7 pm.
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.