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Ya'ssoo Greek Festival

 

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We cruise the jewelry, books, toys, and fashions at the Agora. The older girls finger the sea-colored glass necklaces and examine the gold-trimmed religious art, I scan the Greek children's books and music CDs, and Little Brother tries on a Greek fisherman's hat. Niu Niu cannot resist the "All this cuteness and Greek too" T-shirt.

One year, we went inside for the church tour, offered every half hour. It is so beautiful, light, and airy inside, full of the pale sandy colors of the Mediterranean. The iconography is exquisite. Every detail is dripping in symbolism, from the shape of the Byzantine-style church to the protocol in the narthex, and our tour guide patiently explains everything.

We pay special attention to the music and dance performances when we know one of the boys who is dancing. The older Greek School kids are so tall and mature and dance so well; the littler Greek School kids are so cute and sprightly! When the professional Kyklos Hellenic Dancers take the stage, everyone joins in while the music of the Detroit-based Greek band, Enigma, fills the air.

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