Celebrating our Furry Friends
The humble donkey has played a very significant role in the history of daily life on the island, and our furry friends were honoured for the first time last year with their own Donkey Festival - an event that was so popular, it is back again this year on May 9 & 10.
The Donkey Festival at the Golden Donkey’s Farm in Skarinou village offers a mix of children’s activities, stalls of traditional, homemade Cypriot food, and other donkey-related attractions that were enjoyed by children and adults alike in 2014 - and this year promises to be even better!
General admission is free with some complimentary activities and entertainment, and others incurring fees. The programme includes demonstrations of traditional professions (such as olive milling), the tasting of local products, a concert of music and dance, and of course, the opportunity to take a donkey ride! There is a gift shop with donkey-milk food and beauty products, a restaurant that will be serving traditional food, and stalls of homemade, traditional Cypriot food and drink made by The Ladies Association of Rural Larnaka, including halloumi cheese, biscuits, bread and pasta.
Golden Donkeys Farm is set across nine acres of countryside in Skarinou and is home to around 100 donkeys ranging from newborns to ‘pensioners’ (50 years old), and takes in stray/abandoned donkeys, offering them a safe haven.
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