South Australian Greek Community gathers for Cyprus Community Festival 2020

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The Cyprus Community of South Australia hosted its 5th annual cultural festival last weekend, February 8th and 9th, at their community centre.

Cypriot traditions were carried down through the generations, with Cypriot’s of all ages participating in various artistic events, cultural exhibits, dance, singing, food, wine and games for children.

Young Greeks continuing traditions through event volunteering.

Voices direct from Cyprus, Christakis Anastasiou, Vasiliki Hadjiadamou and the best violin in Cyprus entertained the crowd with their incredible performances.

“We are proud of our heritage and culture and want to share it with the wider South Australian Community,” said Professor Andreas Evdokiou, President of the Cyprus Community of South Australia Executive Committee.

The event highlight was performed by the Cyprus Community of South Australia’s very own dance group academy, featuring 80 dancers across three dance groups ranging from age 5 to adulthood.  

Young dancers sharing the love of Greek dance.

A plethora of food and Cypriot cuisine was available, including Koupes, Sheftalies, Kleftiko and delicious grilled halloumi – a proud product of Cyprus.

This year the festival imported KEO beer, which is made and manufactured in Cyprus. It is the only time of year that you will find this the brew sold at a cultural festival in South Australia.

 “It was a weekend of endless celebration and fun made possible with the support of the government of SA, many corporate sponsors and our army of volunteers. Thank you all for making Cyprus Festival 2020 such a success,” said Professor Evdokiou.

Members of the South Australian Greek community enjoying the entertainment.

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