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CULTURAL HERITAGE

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Apokries

 The traditional carnival in Greece, Apokries, is one of the most beloved traditions in the country, celebrated before the
period of Great Lent, or “Sarakosti.” The word Apokries means abstention from meat,
because after that, the period of Easter Lent begins.


The event allows revelers to partake in all the food, dance, and celebration they can before the 40-day period of spiritual reflection begins.
The Greek Carnival Season traditionally gets underway 10 weeks before Greek
Orthodox Easter.


The characteristic of Carnival is disguising and wearing costumes and masks that offer
anonymity and freedom of expression. This festival dates back to Dionysos, the ancient
Greek god of wine, fun and fertility.

Click here to learn more about Apokries.

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Annual Greek Festival

Each year, the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church hosts the St. Augustine Greek Festival, a true labor of love by our parishioners and community volunteers.

The event provides an opportunity for our church to share our culture and faith with the local community.

The annual festival features authentic Greek cuisine, dancing, music, Church tours as well as a Greek market and bookstore. 

Visit the Festival website for details of this year's event.

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