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You don't want to miss this Greek Street Fair
All the fun of the fair!
If you have not tasted Greek Food, now is your opportunity to do so at this Greek Street Fair. If you have not watched Greek people dance, now is your opportunity to see this very different style of dancing! If you do not know much about Greek culture, now is your chance to learn about it!
The Greek Street Fair Burwood is an annual event celebrating the Greek culture and heritage.
At this fair, you can watch Greek dancing performances, listen to Greek music, eat Greek food and sweets, and shop at their market stalls. There will also be competitions, plenty of activities for children, plus lots more.
This family-friendly event is organised by volunteers of The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Burwood and District.
Make sure you do not miss out on this interesting cultural fair - come along and join in the fun and enjoy and learn about the famous Greek hospitality - and don't miss Mitsos, the Greek Street Fair donkey!
The Greek Orthodox Parish and the Community of Burwood and District were established in 1970. Since this time, they have been attending to the cultural and educational needs of the local Greek community.
This ever-growing and popular event is mainly organised by the Burwood Parish. They hold the event to "celebrate and share the Greek cultural heritage and spirit with the local community."
Greek food has some well-known dishes, such as souvlaki, which is pieces of pork on a skewer and this is Greece's favourite fast food. It is generally served on chopped tomatoes and onions in pitta bread and has tzatziki (made with yoghurt and cucumber) smothered over it.
Another popular Greek dish is Gyros, which is served in a similar manner. Gyros is often seen here and is made of either chicken, lamb or pork, cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Another Greek favourite is goat which is cooked for a long time and very tender. You will be able to try all of these dishes, plus a lot more at this fair!
The Greek Street Fair Burwood attracts people from a diverse and large range of different cultural backgrounds and different ages. Organisers are aiming at sharing all that is Greek in culture and heritage, with the community. They know they have been successful when so many different people turn up to their event!
Greece is a country that is at the junction between the East and the West and throughout history, the Greek people have had many occupations. Many of their customs and traditions are of a religious nature, but some actually originated with paganism. The most important festival or celebrations for Greek people is Easter - in fact, Christmas is second in importance to Easter for them.
Cultures are all very interesting and I find I welcome the chance to learn about other cultures which I know little about. This should be a fun family day, where you can taste new foods and see new cultures.