ClevelandPeople.Com Armenian Ambassador Anita Kazarian attended the annual Greek Festival at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Here are her thoughts and some photos. Thanks Anita.
Greek Festival – August Tradition in the Heights
By Anita KazarianSts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral held their annual Greek Festival August 19-22. People come from all over Northeast Ohio to Cleveland Heights each year to celebrate the music, dance, food, culture, faith and Greek hospitality.
According to Pantelis “Pete” Moissis, the Festival Chair, planning for this major event started in April, the baking started in June, and hundreds of people helped with the final arrangements starting early August.
The rain on Saturday evening didn’t dampen any spirits. Food sales lines were long and two bands played continuous music. Food was being served in several locations in addition to the tented outdoor picnic area. Shops sold jewelry, art, books, plants, apparel, a huge flea market and even a cigar stand.
A little (OK a lot of) rain couldn't keep the crowds away
Many just moved inside
The music was terrific
But the food might have been the biggest star
Don't forget dessert!
You could watch a cooking demo to learn to make your own food
Using authentic Greek ingredients of course
Maybe a cigar after dinner
Or some shopping
Or hanging out with family and friends
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