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Greek Cultural Garden at 2017 One World Day

Greek Cultural Garden
2017 One World Day
August 27, 2017

Over 25,000 people attended the 72nd annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on Sunday August 27, 2017. The weather was beautiful and the Greek Cultural Garden looked terrific and was a popular destination.

Greek Cultural Garden

Greek Cultural Garden


Representatives from the Hellenic Preservation Society of Northeastern Ohio (HPS) were on hand to answer questions about Greek culture.

Hellenic Preservation Society of Northeastern Ohio banner


HPS was established November 11, 1991 with the goals "to enhance the knowledge of our rich history by presenting programs and lectures that provide a link to the past and illustrate the contributions of Hellenism in Western Civilization. Through our collection and archival materials current and future generations are exposed to the objects that reflect the culture and history of the Greek immigrants and their ancestors. "

Renee Steffas from HPS

Renee Steffas from Hellenic Preservation Society


Traditional Greek bouzouki music was performed in the Greek Cultural Garden on One World Day. The two musicians, Abraham Anastasiadis & Athanasios Sarantopoulos, played bouzouki and guitar. The bouzouki that was played was a double octave mandolin with the original 6 strings.

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Abraham Anastasiadis & Athanasios Sarantopoulos

Abraham Anastasiadis & Athanasios Sarantopoulos


Abraham Anastasiadis & Athanasios Sarantopoulos

Abraham Anastasiadis with bouzouki


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A group of St Paul Senior Hellenic Dancers performed traditional Greek dances on a main stage down the road in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. The dancers ranged in age from 7th grade to high school senior.




St Paul Senior Hellenic Dancers

St Paul Senior Hellenic Dancers


St Paul Senior Hellenic Dancers

It was a great day for the Greek community of Cleveland.

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