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Annual Greek Festival brings cultural experience to Honolulu

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From 35th annual Greek Festival

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific announce the return the Greek Festival.

The 2016 Festival will be held at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Park on August 27th and 28th from 12 noon until 9PM. This marks the 35th year for the popular festival.

The festival includes old favorites including Greek specialties like Spanakopita (Spinach Pie), Gyro Sandwiches, Moussaka, Greek Chicken, Souvlaki (shish-ka-bob), Loukaniko (Greek Sausage) a variety of Greek Salads, Loukoumades (Greek Malasadas), ouzo sorbet, and an amazing assortment of Greek Pastries. Also available will be a Greek Vegan Meal, Calamari & Greek Pizza.

The Greek Taverna will be well stocked with imported Greek Beer, Ouzo, and Red, White, and Retsina wines.

Learn to dance Greek and then join the fun with live music on the main courtyard stage by Mythos, a nationally known Greek Band from the West Coast.

Both days include authentic Greek dances performed by the Nisiotes Dance Group, a special concert by The Aloha Youth Choir and a presentation by Dr. Achilles Gacis, Ph.D. entitled “Sacred Sites of Hawaii: Religion in Paradise”.

Other highlights include a Greek market/bazaar shopping experience with imported Deli food – Cretan olive oil, olives, herbs, grape leaves, cheeses, jams, pasta and more; Aprons, Greek captain hats, shirts, jewelry, incense and icons; and a T-shirt booth with original 2016 designs.

Admission is $3.00 for adults, free for children under 11 years and active Military and their families.

Considered by many as Hawaii’s biggest “End of Summer Party” it’s a chance to travel to Greece without leaving Hawaii. The 35th annual Greek Festival is presented by Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific as a benefit for the church and other local charities and to share our Greek heritage with our friends and neighbors in Hawaii. For more information go to www.GreekFestivalHawaii.com on Twitter @GreekFestHawaii or facebook.com/greekfestivalhawaii.

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