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2011 Yiasou Greek Festival Sept 8th-11th

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Start Date: September 9, 2011
End Date: September 11, 2011
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Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral: 600 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC

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The Yiasou Greek Festival began in 1978 and since then has become one of Charlotte’s largest cultural events. It is eagerly anticipated by the Charlotte community each year. Yiasou (the Greek word for Hello, Goodbye and Cheers) Greek Festival features Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, entertainment, art, shopping and more. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece when you visit the 34th Annual Yiasou Greek Festival. It’s a time of the year when everyone can be Greek!

Featured attractions this year include:

Mount Athos Lectures. Reverend, Father Michael Varvarelis, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral will be presenting a series of lectures on the history of Mount Athos. Mount Athos is the center of Eastern Christian Orthodox Monastacism. It is home to 20 Orthodox Monastaries and only monks are allowed to live on Mount Athos.

Classical Greek Culture Lectures. Dr. Dale Grote, Professor of Classics at UNC Charlotte, and Dr. Peter Krentz, Professor of Classics at Davidson College, will be joining the Warriors of Greece Living History Group and the Culture Room this year for a series of mini-lectures on various topics of classical Greece. Details…

Greek Cultural Exhibit. One of the largest local collections on display, the Greek Cultural Exhibit will feature artifacts such as Greco-Roman spearheads and coins dating back to 500 BC and a living history presentation “Warriors of Greece”. Witness Greece’s most celebrated fighters, the elite Spartans in person. Experience the history and heritage of Ancient Sparta, and see why the Spartans were the most formidable warriors of all times. Also on display are artifacts and items illustrating the culture of the small villages of Greece, and interesting facts about the Greek language which is the origin of many words.

Festival hours:
• 11 am to 9 pm Thursday, Sept. 8th
• 11 am to 10 pm Friday, Sept. 9th
• 11 am to 10 pm Saturday, Sept. 10th
• 12 noon to 8 pm on Sunday, Sept. 11th

•Admission is $2.00. Children 12 and under are admitted free, accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral: 600 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC

www.yiasoufestival.org

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