Sun, 11 Feb|
Clove Heart Day
Make a clove apple for a loved one or for yourself.
Time & Location
11 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 12 Feb 2024, 15:00
Fallowfield, Platt Fields Market Garden, Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6LT, UK
About the event
Make a Kurdish clove apple for a loved one or for yourself. Individually, but together, we'll pierce an apple with cloves until it is fully covered. You can make one or more, though it does take some time to fully cover the apple!
Clove apples are a Kurdish tradition. The practice of making these spice-preserved apples has existed for hundreds of years across Kurdistan, a region that spans parts of modern Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. The history of the clove apple exists in the form of tales, legends, and folk literature, or in different musical forms.
Due to the antiseptic properties of the cloves, your apple can last for decades as a memento of devotion.