The Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus joins
The annual Francophonie 2012 Cultural Festival is currently taking place in Washington, D.C., with "Grande Fête de la Francophonie" as the key event of this year’s program. Featuring more than 35 embassies, each showcasing its respective culture, traditions and culinary specialties, "Grande Fête de la Francophonie" was attended by an estimate of 1600 people who had the chance to enjoy live music while taking a cultural tour around the participating embassies, feasting on national dishes and discovering unique traditions from around the world!
The Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus joined the celebration once again. The Cypriot booth was well attended and featured our national cheese delicacy, “Halloumi”, the traditional dessert, “Soujoukos” (made of grape juice, wheat and almonds), the lovely sweet dessert wine, “Commandaria”, as well as local red and white wines.
Pamphlets were also distributed during the event, showcasing Cypriot history, culture and the ongoing political problem of the illegal Turkish occupation.