The Association of Friends
2. The International Bazaar
The main annual fund raising event and ultimate expression of the spirit of volunteerism and social solidarity is the International Bazaar which is organised every October by the Association of Friends with the motto "Day of affection and understanding". Hundreds of the Association's members, members of diplomatic missions and volunteers from all over Cyprus and abroad are involved in its organisation. It is a festival of joy, giving and humanitarianism, which has established itself as the largest one-day charity event in Cyprus, the fame of which has long since surpassed the geographic boundaries of the island.
Clothing, handicrafts, dried flowers, plants, cosmetics, groceries, spices and refreshments, are just some of the things that are sold at low prices, whilst the restaurants, cafeteria and confectioners sell food and sweets from various countries. The unparalleled success of the bazaar is completed by a raffle, cultural programme and the wide selection of games.