Greek Festivals & Events in United States & Canada
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Greek Church Food Festivals are a staple of the Greek-American and Canadian year. Usually running through spring, after Easter, and through summer and fall, Greek Orthodox Churches raise most of their operating income each year through their Greek festivals. These wonderful family friendly gatherings of the community and festival junkies, and passers by, are highlighted by wonderful Greek food, including traditional gyros, souvlaki sandwiches, moussaka, pasticcio, meatballs, Greek salad, loukanika or Greek sausages, spinach pie or spanakopita, cheese pie or tiropita, tsatsiki sauce, Greek desserts like baklava, galatobouriko, melomakarona, kourabiethes and other Greek cookies, rice pudding, yogurt and other fabulous desserts. You'll find plenty of ouzo, Retsina, Greek wine, cognac, and Greek beers like Mythos and other tasty drinks, along with plenty of soda and other Greek delightful drinks.
Besides food, your Greek friends will fill the night with music and dancing, including performances by dance group teams performing all the traditional dances of Greece and the Hellenic peoples from all over the country. They're will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation and the bouzoukia will come out or a DJ will play wonderful modern and folk Greek music for dancing into the night. Depending on the church, you may find carnival rides and games to spend a few dollars for good clean family fun. There is usually a marketplace or table stands, where you can buy Greek books, religious items and icons, jewelry including the Orthodox cross and unfortunately also the unmistakable blue Greek evil eye jewelry. You'll find clothing, including uniforms for marching in the Greek parade, for your children. There is usually a drawing to win a car or a trip to Greece, or money, or all of the above!
Greek Americans and Canadians adore these wonderful treats of the season, as it offers us a chance to gather and feel at home with our customs, our foods and our music and dancing. And we always welcome xenous or foreigners, as we love to share our wonderful and ancient culture. It is important for everyone to remember that these funds are critical to our churches, and so as we have fun, we also provide them with a large proportion of the money they use for good works.
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