Smashing plates at the Greek Fest

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The Panama Greek Fest will offer the public an opportunity to experience Greek culture, music and gastronomy. The event will take place Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the premises of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral located on Via Porras, San Francisco neighborhood, Panama City.

Tickets for the festival cost $5.00 and can be obtained on Ticketplus, the El Rey Supermarkets, E-Pago outlets and Metro Pharmacies.

Traditional Greek food.

Traditional Greek food.

The festival, which is organized by the Panama Charitable Hellenic Orthodox Community, will have dancing troupes, national costumes, plays and live music courtesy of local talents like Cristo Psilópulos and Nilena Zizópulos. Those who are interested will be able to take a guided tour of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral and learn more about Greek traditions and beliefs.

There will be a special area for visitors to smash plates, following the Greek custom. Chefs Argimiro Armuelles and Rachel Pol Policart will be on hand to show the audience how to prepare traditional Hellenic dishes. For the smallest members of the family there will be a play area, open from midday to 7:00 p.m.

Constantino Liakópulos Falcón, president of the festival organizing committee, explained that “the Hellenic Community has been in Panama since 1890 and the event is a way to share our culture with the country that gave us a home of which we are very proud.” For more information, visit www.facebook.com/GreekFestPTY.

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