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Pomegranate Festival

Pomegranate Festival is an annual cultural festival that is held in Goychay, Azerbaijan. The festival features Azerbaijani fruit-cuisine mainly the pomegranates from Goychay. At the festival, a parade is held with traditional Azerbaijani dances and Azerbaijani music. The festival features a fair and exhibition that displays different varieties of pomegranates as well as various pomegranate products produced by local enterprises.

There are also several competitions such as; biggest pomegranate or eating contest

Yearly some 5,000-7,000 people come to the festival and enjoyed the sights. Pomegranate Festival usually takes place in October. The festival aims to popularize Goychay pomegranate across the world.

Though pomegranate is planted in Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan, United States and Latin America, Goychay is the only country where all sorts of pomegranates are planted. The world market has a great demand for pomegranate. In addition to the medical features of the pomegranates, it should be noted that the pomegranate is considered a heavenly fruit since its name is indicated in Holy Koran.

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