Svinița fig jam, Romania

Șvinița is sometimes called "the land of the figs" because so many figs grow in people’s gardens there. Since 1999, an annual Festival of Figs has been organised in Șvinița (at the end of August) to promote local products made of figs, as well as the multi-ethnic culture of the area. An essential feature of the festival programme are presentations and tastings of local products made from or featuring figs (e.g. marmalade, traditional brandy, fig cakes etc.). Everything is prepared following traditional recipes, which have been passed down from generation to generation. The programme also includes fruit picking, a parade of traditional costumes and numerous folklore shows offered by artistic groups from Romania and Serbia. Photo credit: Caraș-Severin County Council, Romania