“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.
1988, Sacramento, CA, Oli Mazi: The Voice of the Greek Orthodox Folk Dance Festival Movement
Festival: 12th Annual Greek Orthodox Folk Dance Festival
Theme: Let No One Despise Your Youth
Hosting Entity: Annunciation Parish, CA