In the heart of the world, at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, AZERBAIJAN is preparing for an autumn full of cultural events and festivals worthy of a season to be experienced
The “Pomegranate festival” is an annual cultural festival held in October in the city of Goychay. The festival offers a fair and exhibitions that offer different varieties of pomegranates as well as various products made from pomegranate from local companies. Different types of pomegranates can be tasted by visitors. People who participate in the festival can also enjoy fruit juices and a particular syrup obtained from the fruit called “Narsharab.
The main objective of the festival is to promote Goychay pomegranates throughout the world and spread the knowledge, virtues and uses in the kitchen of this extraordinary fruit. There is a prize awarded to the biggest pomegranate of the party, and there are several other competitions.
During the festival a series of entertainment activities take place. Folklore groups and groups of dancers present their shows along with athletic competitions. Traditional dances and Azerbaijani music are performed during the parade that takes place throughout the festival.
The festival ends with the big concert and with traditional fireworks in the main square of the city. Several thousand people visit the party that usually takes place in October.
The lovers of the most refined sound, can not ignore “Baku Jazz Festival” (14-28 October 2018). Also this year the capital of Azerbaijan becomes the beating heart of this musical genre thanks to the festival organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Opening the curtain on this edition will be the famous British soul singer, Omar Lye-Fook. An unmissable opportunity, if you want to meet great talents. Program and artists on the site: www.bakujazzfestival.com
“GOUBA Carpet Festival” becomes a must for all interior design enthusiasts and others. The Azeri carpets, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, are famous all over the world for their beautiful ornamental patterns and bright colors. As part of the Festival, guests, in addition to the possibility of buying the beautiful carpets, will be able to learn the story and the phases of their weaving development.