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Halva festival in Farsala

The most famous and beloved product of Farsala is the sweet halva, which is closely related to the history and tradition of the city. It came to the area in the 12th or the 14th century together with the Ottoman conquerors and it is said that its etymology comes from the Arabs and it means sweet.

It is made of rice flour or niseste, goat butter, sugar and almond that are mixed in bronze cauldrons and its peculiarity is in the way that its crust is made. Its most authentic version can be found in festivals in Thessaly and mainly at the popular Halva Festival, which is organized every September in Farsala.