This Saturday, March 4, sees the seventh Traditional Hisarköy Orchid Festival begin with a walk at 10am. Folk dance displays will be held throughout the day, with concerts by groups Sefiller and Saki from 4.30pm in the village square. Activities the following day start with a 10am walk and include stalls, dance and fitness shows, a children’s competition and concerts from 3pm featuring Adamos and Yıltan Taşçı, followed by group Different. Next Sunday, March 5, also sees the 14th Orchid Walk in aid of the Cancer Research Fund, from Kozanköy to Karşıyaka between 10am and 2pm.
Tickets for the 9km fundraising trek, with entry via a 35TL donation, can be purchased from Deniz Plaza and Telsim branches, and there will be free buses to and from Gazimağusa, Güzelyurt, Lefkoşa and Girne. For details, call 0548 868 0511.