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Opa! Festival provides a heady dose of Greek culture

  • COURTESY ROSS HAMAMURA

    Freestyle Greek dancing is likely to be on display at the Greek Festival this weekend.

  • COURTESY ROSS HAMAMURA

    Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific has three dance groups, organized by age. Members of Nisiopeda, the youngest group, above, join hands.

  • COURTESY ROSS HAMAMURA

    On the grill are loukaniko (pork sausages) and pork souvlaki (kebabs) marinated in lemon, oregano, olive oil, salt, pepper, onion and garlic.

The Greek Festival started as a fundraiser for Honolulu’s first Greek Orthodox church. Thirty-seven years later, the event is one of Hawaii’s largest ethnic celebrations. Read more

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