Greece’s famed hospitality takes centre stage at this neighbourhood party
For seven years, the Greek community of Burwood have been setting up stalls and inviting local mascot Mitsos the donkey to this huge celebration. It sees the Greek Orthodox Parish commemorate the centuries old Greek tradition of ‘panigiri’, where towns host community festivals to celebrate the feast day of the patron saint of each local village.
The day will be a riot of colour, from traditional dances to live music, markets stalls and Greek food vendors along Burleigh Street. From 11am-4pm you can watch a huge line-up of Greek and Cypriot performers, roam among the markets, or just hang out with old Mitsos.
The Burwood party is held every year on the Sunday after November 9, when Saint Nectarios the patron saint of their church is honored. Thus, this year’s festivities land on Sunday, November 11.