“Opa!”

 

It is a warm May night in Richmond Virginia and tonight, everyone is Greek.

 

The smells of pork and chicken kabobs float over the area. There are Gyros and Baklava and enough pastries to feed half of Richmond.

 

It is the annual Greek Fest in Richmond.

 

For four days on the last weekend in May, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral puts on the annual Greek Fest. You don’t have to be Greek to be Greek Orthodox nor do you have to be Greek to have a good time at the festival.

 

Greek bands entertain along with youth from the Cathedral doing traditional Greek dances. And there is wine, as the psalmist says, “Makes glad the heart of man.”

 

The Greek Fest is one of those must go to events in Richmond.

 

If you missed it, here are a few photos from the event and a few behind the scenes photos as the Cathedral got ready for the Festival.

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