(Westwood, Massachusetts, United States) – The Greek Festival at the Saint Mark of Ephesus Cathedral in Westwood, MA will take place on September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016. This is the second year that the Greek Festival has taken place. This is a great chance for people in the community to experience the Greek culture. Guests can eat Greek food, dance some traditional dances, and listen to Greek music. There will also be a marketplace to shop for Greek products as well as a raffle for the kids.
For most people who attend the festival, however, the real draw is the food. Traditional foods such as gyros, souvlaki, spanakopita, and tiropita are on the menu. There will also be other delicious things to eat such as lamb and chicken. Traditional desserts that are available include baklava and koulourakia and there also will be coffee and other beverages to wash your food down with. Guests can eat the food at the festival or take some home to enjoy. Of course, there is the option to do both!
The festival also provides people a chance to visit the cathedral and learn about it. According to the cathedral’s website, “Saint Mark of Ephesus is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Boston and New England under Metropolitan Demetrius of America of the Eparchial Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America… [It] was established in 1972 by ten founding members who wished to worship in an Orthodox Church according to the Traditional Patristic Calendar… In 2014, the parish relocated to its present location of 340 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood.”
The festival will be taking place on the grounds of the Saint Mark of Ephesus Cathedral on Clapboardtree Street. Parking and admission are both free, and proceeds for the festival will benefit the parish. There will also be church tours.