Heidi Trautmann

Oct 1 - 7 : 9th International Zeytinlik Olive Festival - Highlights


A festival to promote local olives and olive products


While you are there in Zeytinlik - the best time is in the afternoon - you will find enough distractions at the stands with all sorts of craft and art, also participating is the only pottery in North Cyprus, Hasan Eminaga from Dizayn 74. There is plenty of delicious food and olive products to be tasted.

Every day around 5 pm my friends Ismet Tatar and Ali Nesim will present their new books in English.

By Ismet Tatar “The Miracle Olive” and by Ali Nesim "The Cry of the Olive Tree" and they both will be there personally to sign their books. Please read also my review under Cyprus Art News.


After the festival, you be be sure, the oil factories will open their doors for this year’s olive harvest.



If you want to read the programme in all details go onto http://www.zeytinfest.com/index.php?tpl=program&lang=en


Friday, Oct 1:

Girne: 5 pm Parade in Girne Centre

at Girne Tennisclub 6 pm: Tournament


in Zeytinlik

6 pm Opening of stands in Zeytinlik

6.30 pm Girne Folklore and Istanbul Dance and Pantomime Group

6.30 pm Street Ball

7.30 pm Cranberries Dance Group

8.30 pm Latino Turco

9 pm Deniz Cevik


Saturday: Oct 2


9.30 am Trap and Skeet Tournament at Girne Polygon


From 6 pm:

Happyland Ballet School

Taskinkoy Artz Folklore

Kibris Liners 


Sunday: Oct 3


3 pm Planting of trees

4 pm Cooking contest with olive oil

4 pm for children: face painting, illusionists and clowns

8 pm Girne American Dance School

9 pm Girne Municipality Band


Monday: Oct 4


10.30 am Conference about olives: Municipality Cultural Centre (Green Market)


8.45 pm Cuban band


Tuesday, Oct 5


7 pm Fire Dance Show

8 pm Concert Öldüren Smapanya


Wednesday, Oct 6


7 pm Municipality Children Choir

8 pm GAU Dance School


Thursday, Oct 7


6.30 pm Performance by Teenage

7.30 pm Cyprus Music Centre

9 pm Gülsen Sen Theatre Group with Deli Hasan



9.30 Finale at the Amphitheatre:  Turkish rock with Kirac


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