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Ottawa Greek Festival

August 10, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

| Free
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.  The admission is free.  The food is home cooked and made on premise, and is served fresh every day from opening to closing.  Visitors can eat under the huge tent rain or shine or take orders to go. 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.

Details

Start:
August 10, 2017 5:00 PM
End:
August 20, 2017 5:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.ottawagreekfest.com

Venue

Unnamed Venue
1315 Prince of Wales Drive Ottawa , Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada
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