Aegina Pistachio Fest next weekend

Aegina, the first capital of the modern state of Greece, the island of the pistachio, is hosting the fifth annual “Fistiki Festival”.

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A four-days programme, beginning on the 19th of September and ending on the 22nd, includes events of cultural, entertaining and educational character, while special emphasis is given to gastronomy.

The commercial exhibition, set up along the port of the island, is the core of the celebrations. About 60 kiosks offer local products varying from a great quantity of pistachio and other pistachio nut-based products, as well as local agricultural products, such as Aeginetan cheese and honey, to multiple other traditional goods of Aegina, such as clay objects, kopaneli-laces (hand-woven laces), jewelry and much more.

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The Aegina Fistiki Fest was the dream of a group of people who believed that the pistachio tree, the nut and its farmers, could and should, get the recognition they deserve for their contribution to Aegina’s development. That dream was taken on board by a large group of volunteers who worked to make the pistachio festival a reality, and this year is its fifth consecutive year.

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The Aegina Fistiki Fest 2013 will be on: 19, 20, 21 & 22 of September.

Program of events: click here

Photo Credits: aeginafistikifest

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