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Cooking Greek food at the Festival, 1990

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Holy Trinity Greek Festival
A Local Legacy

Do you like to try food from other cultures?

A great place to try new foods is at fairs or festivals. The Holy Trinity Greek Festival in Wilmington, Delaware, is held over four days each June. The festival began as a Christmas bazaar by the Piloptochos Society, a Greek women's organization, to sell crafts and gifts. In this way it was similar to many other events, but the one big surprise was that the Greek pastries were the most popular attraction. So, the next year they added more Greek food to the bazaar. Soon the food was the main attraction!

The organizers decided to move the event to the springtime and turned it into a festival with the focus on Greek food, dancing, and culture. The event has the feel of an authentic Greek village festival with performances by local dancers dressed up in Greek regional costumes. Maybe you can go to a Greek festival someday and you will be able to say, "Diaskeda'same Poli'!" (We had a lot of fun).

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