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Paniyiri Greek Festival Goes Online This Sunday

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Zorba, honeypuffs and bouzouki are back

The 44th Paniyiri Greek Festival was due to be held on May 23 and 24. However, after close consultation with the World Health Organisation, Queensland State Government and Queensland Health, the decision was made to cancel the 2020 event.

Paniyiri is Queensland's signature celebration of all things Greek and the state's largest cultural festival as well as the country's longest running Greek festival.

But this Sunday, Paniyiri Greek Festival goes online! OPA!

Yes, it's happening! You can get your hit of haloumi and honeypuffs, dance the Zorba and even tour the stunning Greek Orthodox Church of St George via a two-hour Paniyiri Facebook Live celebration from 2pm to 4pm this Sunday, May 24.

Highlights include:

  • Greek cooking demonstrations

  • Live Bouzouki sessions

  • Learn to dance the Zorba!

  • Learn about Greek costumes

  • PLUS, Nostimo Restaurant is celebrating Paniyiri with TAKEAWAY specials all weekend!

    "Nothing can keep the Greeks down! After staging the famous Paniyiri Greek Festival in Brisbane for 43 years, we weren't going to let the famous third weekend in May go unnoticed, just because the live festival was cancelled due to COVID-19. So, we are celebrating via Facebook Live and hope PANIYIRI fans will join us!" said President of the Paniyiri Organising Committee, Chris Kazonis. "This is the first time the Paniyiri Greek Festival has been cancelled in 44 years, and we are determined not to let it pass without sharing our love of food, dance and culture."


    Check out all the action this Sunday at www.facebook.com/Paniyiri

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    When: 2pm to 4pm this Sunday, May 24
    Where: Paniyiri Facebook Live
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