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carob festival

Carob Festival

The carob harvest season starts in September and locals cannot but celebrate this special product, also known as the “Black Gold of Cyprus”. Carob trees have been growing on the island since the Neolithic era (7000-3000BC). Carobs and their numerous by-products are found in abundance on the island, and we are happy to benefit from their valuable nutritional impact daily.

Pegeia Municipality is celebrating our Black Gold at its Carob Festival! The picturesque location over the fishing shelter and the view of the breathtaking sunset are an extra incentive for you to attend this event, even if you have never tasted carob in your life! Walk around and learn about this versatile fruit with the numerous properties and uses.

If you have a sweet tooth, you may enjoy various sweet delicacies made with carobs:  carob cookies, anari cheese topped with carob syrup and pasteli. Wondering what pasteli is? Join our pasteli making demonstration and see yourself! It is one of the greatest treats for carob lovers. If you are not a dessert person, you may enjoy local dishes like resi (a traditional wedding dish).

At the festival you may also learn how to make trachanas (a thick soup based on a mixture of grain and fermented milk) and how to distill zivania (strong pomace drink).

If you are thinking that our festivals are only about food, read along! You will have a unique opportunity to observe handcrafters weaving reed baskets and decorating gourds. You will also enjoy a live concert of famous Greek singers and dance to traditional music along with local dance groups.

Click on Our Crops in the Heartland of Legends to learn more about our star produces and find out the stories behind them.

carob festival in pegeia

Where: Pegeia Municipality

When: 25/08/2023           Time: 19:30

Venue: Courtyard of Agios Georgios Pegeias church

For more info: +357 26621113

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