I went to the Paniyiri Greek Festival 2011 on the weekend with some friends. Visit the official Paniyiri Greek Festival website to get more info.
It was in 1976 in Brisbane that a group of passionate Greeks decided to stage a festival to celebrate their rich and warm culture. They wanted to share their dance, their food, their song, their colour, their history, their Church, their traditions and their passion with all of Brisbane. This quest now continues every year, with thousands of Queenslanders paying homage to the Paniyiri Festival at Musgrave Park and The Greek Club in South Brisbane every May.
We went along at around 5pm on Sunday afternoon which is the last day of the festival, it was like a big party with greek music, dancing, food, rides and a showcase of Greek culture. I was a lot of fun.
Ming wanted to copy a pose done by some girls he photographed earlier that day, check it out here. lol
We decided to check out some of the rides and games.
Jack was boss at the clown game and won some toys
This girl was dominating the basketball game but the dude didnt seem to want to give her the big prizes.
We sat down for a while and had some more fine greek cuisine.
There was a band on the stage and people dancing most of the time we were there.
The girls joined the dancing and we wandered off to see the church but it was closed.
We watched the fireworks and made some last minute purchases and got some good bargains.
Overall it was a great night.
You can see my full gallery:
- PANYIRI Greek Festival 2011 On facebook (social networking)
- Sunday 22 Greek Festival My Gallery (Higher Quality)
Also check out Ming’s blog post about it, he takes some wonderful photographs.