Pomegranate-trees are considered the most ancient trees in Cyprus. According to ancient Greek mythology, Goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, was the first to plant this tree on the island. Thenceforth, pomegranate-trees are found all over the island and in every other garden. Pomegranate fruits carry symbolic meanings and are deeply associated with several aspects of our daily life. They symbolise happy marriage, good fortune, fertility, abundance, rejuvenation and eternal life.
Ormideia is the “pomegranate village” of the island with its large pomegranate yields and orchards. The Pomegranate Festival features the local fruit and its numerous benefits.
Head to the village square to taste and purchase delicious pomegranate-based products: pomegranate flavoured zivania (distilled pomace drink), liqueur, syrup, loukoumi (Cyprus delight), jam, palouzes (creamy dessert; grape juice mixed with flour), and soutzioukkos (strings of almonds or walnuts dipped in palouzes). Palouzes and soutzioukkos are usually made with grape-juice, so the pomegranate version is something you will not encounter often on the island.
The festival kicks off with Cyprus music and dancing by traditional groups, and concludes with a live concert of famous Greek singers.
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When: 16/09/2022 Time: 18:00
Venue: Community Park
For more info: +357 24721271