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Festivals of Fun For Everyone in North Cyprus

Festival fun takes place across the TRNC this weekend, with events in Girne, Bellapais, Lapta Karaoglanoglu, Hisarkoy, Lefkosa, Gazi Magosa, and nearby Bogaz including two posponed from last week beacuse of the storms, The Girne Liman Rotary Club is holding a free entry Spring Festival at Baris Park on Saturday, featuring a range of Stalls, refreshments, games for children and live entertainment and music from 11am to 7pm.

Gultac Ozhan treasurer of the club said: We have lined up a terrific day to celebrate the arrival of spring. The area also plays host to the club said: We have lined up  a terrific day to celebrate the arrival of Spring. The area also plays host to the Kibris Raki Fest  a celebration of traditional raki meze and Music "Meyhane" culture which launches on Friday in Lefkosa.

Gonyeli's Fikir Fikir Taverna is set to host an 8pm Fasil night promising tastes of Tekirdag and Ala Raki and the party continues at Lefkosa's Buse Aksamlari from 10.15pm until midnight.

It moves to Karaoglangolu's Missina restaurant on Saturday for an 8.30pm opening and thenon to Bogaz near Iskele on Sunday, with events at Kemal'in yeri restaurant from 1pm, Kiyi at 2.45pm and Nese at 6pm.

Meanwhile in Gazimagusa a month-long Youth Festival gets under way with the first in a lineup of events including concerts, exhibitions, film and theatre shows,   shows and a sand sculpture competition.

The Fourth Festival organised by the Magosa Youth Centre (MAGEM) starts on Friday with a concert featuring Deep purple  and Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner and Cem Koksal.

Renowned guiatirist Okan Ersan will aslo play at the opening event, at the Salamis amphitheatre from 9pm. Tickets cost 20TL.

The two storm-delayed events are Girne Municipality's Silk Festival due to have taken place in this friday from 6pm with Folk tango line dancing and concerts from Latino Turko and municipality rock band headed by Serdar Tuksal.

Stands will be open around the abbey on Saturday and Sunday from 10am for sales and souvenirs, handicrafts and food in the Girne Municipality and Green Peace Movement-organised event, with evenings, including puppet theatre at 6pm on Sunday.

The Hisarkoy orchid Festival part of Lapta Tourism Festival also takes place a week late.

Its starts at the village square at 4.30 pm on saturday, featuring stands and dance shows, continuing from 10am on Sunday.

A cycle tour starts from the Akcan Cycle Shop in Alsancak at 9am on Sunday with Free Entry or 25tl for bike rental, From there riders and their bikes will be transported to the starting point in Hisarkoy for 10am start.

For More information or to book a place call Berke 0533 834 9878


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