When I was younger, I was sent to Greek School to learn the Greek alphabet and the basics of the language. Twice a week, my parents took me to the Church for my two hours of Greek tutoring and then asked me what I learned. I am still able to understand basic things that are said in conversations and am able to say a few things in return.
Learning the language is just one element in the Greek culture. Every year in October, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral hosts a Greek Festival consisting of Greek food, Greek dancing, Greek music, and the Greek atmosphere. I am a part of the Folk Dance Show every year, along with my friends and family. I have been a part of the show for nine years, and love learning and spreading the Greek culture. Opa!
This is a picture of me and my Greek School teacher dressed in my traditional Greek Dance costume.
This is a picture of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral's Greek Festival Dancers.
This is a picture of Katherine Cokinos dressed in her Greek Dance costume. She performed in the Greek Festival's Folk Dance Show this year.
This is a picture of my sister, Victoria (right) and her friend, Christina dressed in their Greek Dancing costumes.