Event Date: Aug 14, 2020 - Aug 26, 2020
The Ottawa Greek Festival is an annual event that features live Greek music, traditional Greek dances, excellent Greek Cuisine, cooking demonstrations, Greek language lessons, craft and cultural exhibits, souvenirs, raffles, children’s activities, Church tours and ecclesiastical displays. This year the festival will be virtual with takeout options and a virtual Zorba show from August 14-16th and 21-23rd.
The festival began on August 15, 1976 a year after our church was built in commemoration of the church’s name day “Kimissis Tis Theotokou” (The Dormition of the Virgin Mary). In Greece the name day of a church is celebrated with a feast called “Panigyri”. In the beginning, the Ottawa Festival lasted only one day, and it was mostly for the Greeks in the area. Eventually more days were added, and the number of visitors increased from a few thousands to approximately 70,000 currently. The Ottawa Greek Festival promotes the Hellenic Culture, traditions and way of life.
- The Zorba Show
- Delicious Greek Cuisine
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