A celebration of Greek culture was held for the 10th consecutive year. Thousands gathered to join in on the fun and festivities where fresh authentic food was cooked on site, traditional Greek dances were performed by the children and musicians performed songs for those to clap and dance along too. The CW50 Street Team became “Greek for a Day” at the 2016 Ya’sso Ann Arbor Greek Festival.
The annual event is organized by parishioners at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. “We have the opportunity to share our Greek traditions and Greek cuisine and enjoy it,” said Violes Paglzos, who is a member at the church. It takes close to a year to plan this annual event and throughout the ten years that this festival has been taking place things have grown and surely expanded.
The festival welcomes anyone to come and experience the Greek culture. If you ask any of the organizers of the event they all say that those who come all become “Greek for the Day!”
This festival allows for other cultures to experience a little bit of Greece. Noemi Barabas is not Greek but she brings her family out each year to experience the food and the dancing. Barabas said that although she is not a part of this culture she recognizes the similarities that her culture shares with the Greek ways.
The CW50 Street Team enjoyed themselves at the 2016 Ya’sso Ann Arbor Greek Festival, they can’t wait until next year to celebrate again!