North Cyprus Local Events

Throughout the year there are many cultural celebrations, festivals, and events in North Cyprus. Be sure to check here regularly for the latest news on upcoming North Cyprus events. From time to time artists from north Cyprus, Turkey and other countries have their exhibitions in the old cellar of the Bellapais Abbey. The Bellapais Festival takes place in spring from mid-April to mid-June and in autumn from mid-September to mid-October and makes for a great time to visit. Also, don't miss the International Famagusta Art and Culture Festival which takes place from mid-June until mid-September.

Church Services in North Cyprus
Place: Kyrenia and Famagusta  (01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 )

Anglican and Roman Catholic Church services take place in both Kyrenia and Famagusta, and occasionally in Greek Orthodox Churches in Guzelyurt and Karpaz .


Markets in North Cyprus
Place: Various  (01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 )

Several markets take place on a weekly basis throughout North Cyprus. All of the markets are popular with locals and holidaymakers alike as you can purchase a wide variety of items including bric-a-brac, homemade cakes, art works, jewellery, and books, and all at a very reasonable price. For food lovers the weekly municipal markets which take place in Kyrenia, Famagusta and Güzelyurt are a must visit to see the fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables on offer.

For a full list of markets with locations, times and details please click here

Silk Festival in Bellapais
Place: Bellapais  (01 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 )

Cyprus was once famous for producing high quality silk and the material was an important export product for the island. A by-product from the silk spinning was the empty silk cocoons. Cypriot women would cut these cocoons into beautiful shapes and sew them onto velvet or satin cloths. A typical Cypriote handicraft was born. Over the years this custom was forgotten. Recently the Green Action Group has brought this custom back to life. Now in many towns and villages training lessons are offered in this traditional practice. The Bellapais Silk Festival’s main focus is on silk, silk worms and of course on the products made from the cocoons, such as trays, cards and pictures. 

The date will be anounced soon .

The North Cyprus International Bellapais Music Festival
Place: Bellapais Abbey, North Cyprus  (01 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 )

A Spring Music Festival in Bellapais which takes place from mid-April to mid-June

Each year the International Bellapais Music Festival takes place sometimes between May and June each year. Since the first concert in 1996 this festival has attracted international artists to perform in stunningly beautiful Refectory Hall of Bellapais Abbey. This is an occasion not to be missed.

For more information and program please click here

The date will be anounced soon

Ramadan North Cyprus
Place: North Cyprus  (06 May 2019 - 04 Jun 2019 )

The month of Ramadan is a time when Muslims fast during daytime from the 06  th of May untill the  04 th of June 2019

Seker Bayrami
Place: North Cyprus  (04 Jun 2019 - 06 Jun 2019 )

The religious festivals Kurban Bayramı and Şeker Bayramı are celebrated every year according to the Lunar Calendar in North Cyprus.

10th Lefke Annual Walnut Festival
Place: Lefke  (05 Jun 2019 - 06 Jun 2019 )

The 10th Walnut Festival will take place on the 5th and 6th June 2019 in Lefke town center. There is a range of events planned over the two days of the festival to include concerts, folk dancing, exhibitions, and guided tours.

Kurban Bayramı
Place: North Cyprus  (11 Aug 2019 - 14 Aug 2019 )

The religious festivals Kurban Bayramı and Şeker Bayramı are celebrated every year according to the Lunar Calendar.

North Cyprus Olive Festival
Place: Zeytinlik  (01 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 )

The North Cyprus Olive Festival takes place for a week in October. The small village of Zeytinlik is the host of festival which is focused around locally produced olives and olive products. During the festival activities, shows and concerts together with demonstrations of Cypriot handcrafts are performed.  Traditional food can be tasted and various products such as soaps and oils are available for sale. 

The dates for 2019 will be announced soon