- From 23 Fri May 2014 to 25 Sun May 2014 May 23, 2014 May 25, 2014 Astor Crowne Plaza
Every year on Memorial Day Weekend descendants of the city’s earliest Greek settlers commemorate their heritage with a festival celebrating all things pan-Hellenic. This year’s Greek Festival runs from May 23-25.
The festival is held on the grounds of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Robert E. Lee Boulevard adjacent to Bayou St. John. The church, with its distinctive, round, Byzantine-style dome, is a local landmark and is the center for Greek faith and culture in New Orleans.
Like all other ethnic festivals in New Orleans, the Greek Festival features music and culinary specialties whose roots go back to the ancient homeland. As you enter, you may be pleasantly greeted with a “Kalos Orisate” (ka-los-o-REE-sa-te), meaning “Welcome” in Greek. From there the lively sounds of Greek music and the savory aroma of Greek food in the air will lead the way.
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