The local village festival in
Kedares is a great chance to witness true Cyprus culture.
The mountain village of Kedares retains its traditional
character and customs. The annual festival (which takes
place in August) offers a cultural feast of music, dancing
and local traditional food, along with a chance to sample
the region’s famous ''Resi''.
Cyprus resi is the most
traditional dish of Cypriot marriage wedding and found at
the area of Paphos.
Resi is a dish of wheat and lamb pilaf,
served at weddings. The Resi offered to guests at the feast
and the fun that followed the wedding ceremony at the old
Both the process of preparation and cooking is part of the
ritual of the traditional Cypriot wedding and judging from
one of the two main ingredients of wheat, the story should
be lost in the mists of time and reaches the ancient
On Thursday before the wedding night all the
relatives gathered to wash the grain, to be used in the
manufacture of vices, with the accompaniment of violin and
lute songs. On Friday night, gathered all his relatives
again, to beat the wheat with "faoutes (to break the hard
shell of wheat) and fired more easily, this traditional
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