Charleston Greek Festival: Ω Μ Γ (OMG)

διασκέδαση... that's Greek for fun.

OPA! Wanting to feel Greek, at least for one day, Deb and Nick met us at the 46th Annual Charleston Greek Festival – THE PLACE TO SEE AND BE SEEN – Food, wine, music, dancing, people-watching, and a whole lot of διασκέδαση!



The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye were sold everywhere here. We really did learn about this culture while at the festival.


The festival would not be complete without a tour of this amazing Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity.

Though this church was built in 1953, very new for places of worship here, the congregation has been meeting since 1908.

There was a wonderful festiveness here, a kind of family atmosphere. What a great start to our weekend of fun. OPA!

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3 comments:

Nickanddeb Bako said...

An amazing night with our amazing friends. Making new memories!

Karen Booth said...

Love the evil eye talisman! And I was raised Byzantine (Greek) Catholic, so that church looked so familiar. Also, now I have a craving for some flaky pastry :)

For Travel's Sake said...

The church is incredible. Today was a day packed with culture. Fun stuff.
OPA!
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