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Tsigaridas Festival: An Unforgettable Experience in Pieria region!

Are you ready to experience the unique flavors and warm hospitality of Pieria region? then, Tsigaridas Festival is your target! This annual festival celebrated to represent the rich cultural heritage of Pieria, with a focus on the locally produced pork or “Tsigarida”.

What is Tsigarida?

The Tsigaridas Festival is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Pieria. This annual festival is dedicated to the locally produced pork delicacy called “Tsigarida,” which is an essential part of the region’s gastronomy.

Tsigarida is made by frying pieces of pork with enough fat collected in containers instead of oil. This traditional method was used by farming and ranching families to preserve meat during the winter months. The fat collected from the pork was used in foods and pies instead of oil, making it a vital ingredient in the local cuisine.

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Where Does the Tsigaridas Festival Take Place?

The festival is organized by The Lofos Pierias Cultural Association “Ziaziakos,” and it offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the taste and tradition of tsigarida.

This year, the 3rd Tsigaridas Festival will take place on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 11:30 am in the forecourt of Lofou Primary School.

What Makes The Tsigaridas Festival So Special?

At the festival, you can expect tasty Authentic Tsigarida with a little twist by Local Wine and Tsipouro, those two drinks that perfectly complement the flavors of the pork. Also, you can discover more about the history and production of the Tsigarida, a custom passed down from generation to generation.

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The festival will also feature Traditional Greek Dances and Music from Local Bands, providing a unique opportunity to experience the warm atmosphere of the Local Community.

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Why Should You Attend the Tsigaridas Festival?

The Tsigaridas Festival is your way to enjoy the rich Greek Culture and Heritage especially in the Pieria region. Plus, you can taste unique flavors, learn about the region’s history and traditions, and enjoy cultural events.

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Time: 11:30
Venue: Lofou Primary School courtyard
Organization: Pieria Hill Cultural Association “Ziaziakos”

Best of all, the event is Free of Charge and Open to All – so bring your family and friends along for a fun-filled day! We can’t wait to see you at the 3rd Tsigaridas Festival – come and join us for a celebration of good food, great company, and warm hospitality.



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