27 October 2013

Third Annual Pomegranate Festival '13

The weekend of 25 - 27 October, saw the port of Limania, here in Ermioni celebrate the 3rd Annual Pomegranate Festival, which welcomed many local people and visitors from afar.  Friday evening commenced with an exhibition at the Sygrou.  Saturday afternoon started with a cycle race to the Gorge of Katafyki, which passed a Pomegranate plantation en-route.  Saturday evening, local children dressed in costumes, rode on a horse and cart and distributed pomegranates to all local businesses.  On the Sunday morning, the port of Limania was turned into a dazzling display of fine foods and drinks made with this ancient fruit, and many cultural dishes were presented by local bakery's and tavernas for the community to sample and enjoy.  Potted pomegranate trees and live music, created an ambiance of a small carnival, buzzing with people in celebrating together this ancient fruit, which has been grown around Ermioni for centuries. Speeches were made by members of the community council, which described the history of this ancient fruit and the beneficial properties. Traditional music was played, traditional dancing took place and culinary samples were demonstrated. The sun was shining, the day was hot and again it turned out to be another great day for the local commuity.

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