Festivals and events are an exciting part of life in North Cyprus, including music, dancing and foods. These colourful events and festivals have brought tourists and visitor from all over. Classical musicians from around the world gather in Kyrenia between May/June every year for the Bellapais Music Festival.
Other festivals such as the Peace and Freedom festival in July or the orange, grape and olive harvest celebrations, have become a big part of the Turkish Cypriot cultural life. These events and festivals are an avenue through which the locals of Northern Cyprus use to enjoy themselves, friends and families, as well as visitors to the island.
|European Film Festival||*Nicosia, Kyrenia & Famagusta|
|Photography & Film Festival||
A 3day symposium for underwater
researchers to facilitate communication on various underwater science topics.
*Famagusta (East Mediterranean University)
National Childrens and Sovereignty Day
Children's event involving folk dancing & singing at parks to celebrate Turkey as a
modern country and its future being in the hands of the children.
|National Youth & Sports Festival
|International Bellapais Music Festival
International music festival of chamber music, chorus music & recitals for
lovers of classical music held at Bellapais Abbey.
May 22nd to June 1st
|International Iskele Folk Dancing Festival
July 5th to 12th
Evening celebrations of ancient folklore and modern day dancing with dancers
from all over the world.
July 5th to 16th
|Güzelyurt Orange Festival||
Started in 1977, the celebration of the annual Orange harvest with parades and continues
to the fairgrounds with daily events including art exhibits, folk dancing,
beauty contests, music recitals and pop concerts, for 2 weeks.
|Lefke Walnut Festival||*Lefke|
|International Folk Dances Festival of Gönyeli||*Gönyeli|
|International Gazimağusa Culture & Arts Festival
Started in 1987, this festival featuring all styles of music from classical
to jazz to reggae, hip-hop and ethnic music, makes Famagusta the "cultural centre" of
|International Cyprus Theatre Festival||*Nicosia, Kyrenia & Famagusta|
The celebration of the annual Grape harvest in Iskele is a major cultural event in
the Iskele area and attracts
visitors from all over the island.
|International North Cyprus Music Festival||*Kyrenia (Bellpais) & Famagusta (Salamis)|
The celebration of the annual Olive harvest Kyrenia includes events
such as competition of meals made of olives, children's games, folk danc, concerts and art displays at Zeytinlik