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THE ZORBA SHOW (VIRTUAL)
GreekFest’s world-famous Zorba Show transports the audience to a Greek taverna where men and women dance with passion, energy, and sometimes even sadness.
It’s a high-impact show with high kicks, plate-breaking, and even fire! It absolutely cannot be missed.
Due to the current environment, this year’s show will be livestreamed. Stay tuned for more details!
WHY WE CELEBRATE
August 15th is a very special day in the Ecclesiastical calendar and for our Greek community. It is the name day of our Church – The Dormition of the Virgin Mary.
Her falling asleep in the Lord occurred on the 15th of August and therefore we celebrate this date as the day of the Repose (Dormition) of the Holy Mother, or in Greek, (Kimissis tis Theotokou). The word “Theotokos” is a Greek word which literally translates as “God-bearer”, which is another descriptive name for the Holy Mother. In preparation for this solemn feast, Orthodox Christians observe a period of spiritual discipline during the first fifteen days of August. Persons named Maria, Mary, Panayiota (Peggy-Penny) Panayiotis (Peter), Despina or any other variation of these names, celebrate on this date.
It is a big day in Greece, with religious ceremonies followed by feasts and celebrations in towns and villages all across the country. We use the celebration as a way to share our Greek culture with the Ottawa community and welcome all to join us!