If you’ve ever gone to a Greek Festival and wanted to join in the dancing but hesitated, Kayte Deloma, Los Angeles Travel Expert, has some tips that may make you feel more comfortable. While everyone is welcome to dance, her article on Greek Dance Etiquette, Fun with Folk Dancing advises you to follow a few basic rules to avoid stepping on any toes.
“Seinfeld” – arguably the most “New York” comedy in recent television history – features several iconic restaurants that continuously bring in tourists and nostalgia fans alike. One memorable joint is Tom’s Restaurant, a Greek-American eatery known on the show as “Monk’s Café”.
“It’s absolutely crazy to bring all these costumes over from Greece.” That’s what Ioanna Papantoniou, founder of the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, said in 1988 about bringing a selection of folk costumes from her native Greece to the Whittier Museum in California. It was the first time costumes from the Folk Art Museum of Nafplion, Greece were displayed in the United States.
In the past few days, images of signs with the Greek word, oxi, meaning “no,” have been in the news. It’s interesting to note that the word oxi as a political statement has a significant history in Greece.