San Diego’s Balboa Park is the site of this year’s Statewide Folk Dance Festival. Yves Moreau will teach dances from Bulgaria and Richard Powers will be teaching vintage couple dances. There is also a special Teachers Workshop with France Bourque-Moreau, and live music by Dromia and Eastern Exposure. A Live Auction and Silent Auction are planned, along with a performance concert on Sunday.
By Professor Louis A. Gaitanis, this poem was adapted as the FDF Official Poem in 1984. It refers to a dramatic and inspiring moment in Greek history, and how the act of holding hands transcends the passage of time. “From Byzantium to the western lands…” the poem resonates.
Looking for something totally fun to do this weekend, away from the crowded beach scene? Head for the 42nd Annual Valley Greek Festival, being held May 23, 24, and 25 in Northridge, CA at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
We are celebrating Mother’s Day in the United States this weekend. In a blog from LAT Multilingual Translation & Marketing written in 2012, author and LAT’s English Content Manager, Emily Larson, collected responses from translators from Italy to India about the role of mothers.
From Santorini’s crisp Assyrtikos to Malagouzias of the Peloponnese, dry white wines from Greece have been coming to America and getting an enthusiastic reception. Lettie Teague, who writes about food and drink for the Wall Street Journal, says in her article that Greek wine is “a lone bright spot in an ailing economy.”