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TRADITIONAL Cypriot products

TRADITIONAL Cypriot products will be showcased at a Paphos winery this weekend.

The exhibition is being organised by the Centre and Promotion of Traditional Products along with the community associations of Paphos villages.

It’s the first time the centre has undertaken such an event in Paphos and it will showcase all types of Cypriot handcrafts and fayre.

Louis Panayiotou, spokesman for the centre said: “Last December we organised a similar event in Nicosia which attracted around three and a half thousand people, we hope as many will come to this event in Paphos.”

Titled ‘Traditional …. I bought it’, the opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon in the presence of Minister of Agriculture , Natural Resources and Environment , Nicos Kouyialis.

Panayiotou noted that the event would help to showcase and promote local products from surrounding communities and help them to continue along the path of tradition.

Entrance to the two-day event is free and will take place at Kamanterena winery in Stroumpi. The spokesman said: “Many of the villages in Paphos produce something inherently Cypriot, this could be anything from chairs to food. Most of us are unaware of this, and the event will bring their talents to the public eye.”

More than 25 Paphos villages are taking part in the exhibition and goods and produce will be on sale to the public. According to the spokesman the aim of the event is to assist producing communities and to open up new markets to enable them to place their products both inside and outside Cyprus.

Traditional favourites such as halloumi, trachanas, palouzes and loukaniko will all be on offer.

Panayioutou noted that the exhibition would be attended by foreign government officials, local businesses, journalists and residents of the area.

“They will become acquainted with these products be encouraged to taste and try them and be able to purchase them as well.”

The event will also feature various traditional dances and theatre performed by the local villagers as well as participating musical groups. .

The exhibition will be opened by Kouyialis on Saturday at 3.30pm and will close at 9pm. On Sunday it will be open to the public from 11am-9pm.

SOURCE Cyprus Mail