The tent was filled with folks doing the same thing I was doing.
Enjoying the Greek Festival in Norfolk, VA on a pleasant spring Sunday afternoon.
After going through the cafeteria style line I enjoyed a Greek salad with chicken souvlaki (chicken on a stick) and spanikopita (spinach in a pastry).
And then there was the baklava (pastry bathed in honey and nuts) and the lukamadee (fried donut holes with honey & sesame seeds).
The stage was filled with young men and women dressed in traditional Greek Folk Clothing, doing group circle dances with individual performances (as in a jazz concert) as they went.
The Greek singers and musicians produced some fine tunes as well on a bazouki instrument (like a mandolin) is a center piece instrument.
So many people were there that they were out of my favorite dishes (mousaka and pastitsio) but somehow it didn’t matter. The overall experience was wonderful!
I always love it, especially since it reminds me of the year I spent in Greece as a senior in high school back in the mid 70s.
Ohpah! Polee kala! (Oh a wonderful time)
Yasoo (hey there)
Tee Kah Nees (how are you?)
Effkahreestow (thank you)
Parakalo (you are welcome)