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New Orleans Greek Festival Soon!

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, in New Orleans will hold its annual Greek Festival May 23-25.

The 41st annual event, at the Church, on Robert E. Lee Boulevard, is a celebration of Greek heritage and cuisine, features cathedral tours, Hellenic dancers, music, shopping for clothes and jewelry at The Agora, and fun activities for all ages. Admission is $5. Children under 12 are free.

Registration for the $1,000 entrance prize drawing is included with the $5 admission ticket. The hours are May 23, 5 to 11 p.m.; May 24, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and May 25, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Coinciding with the festival is the year-long 150th anniversary celebration at Holy Trinity Cathedral, the first Greek Orthodox church in the Americas. Cathedral tours will spotlight the congregation’s rich history and its beginnings while the nation was in flux.

“The archival exhibit in the cathedral will emphasize the milestones in those 150 years,”  Magdalene  “Maggie” Spiropoulou Maag, archives committee chairperson, told the Times-Picayune.

Traditional Greek dinners, the Baklava Sundae, Feta Fries, and other treats will be available for purchase.

Family activities include rock climbing, canoeing on Bayou St. John, children’s crafts and Inflatables. Admission is free on Sunday for those wearing family-appropriate togas.

 

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