Northlanders Get a Taste of Greece

By KBJR News 1

July 15, 2012 Updated Jul 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Hundreds of people are getting a taste of the Greek culture this weekend.

Food, live music and traditional folk dancing were all a part of the 20th annual Taste of Greece Food Festival this weekend at Marshall School in Duluth.

Lamb, shish-ka-bob, athenian chicken, gyros, spanakopita, greek style lasagna and pastries were on the menu.

Many joined in traditional folk dancing to the sounds of Greece with music from a live Greek Band.

Organizers say sharing the Greek heritage and culture with others is exactly what being Greek means.

"The Greek culture has such history of that type that we don't encounter every day," Father Timothy Sas said. "The Greek language is the oldest language still spoken today, in the world."

The festival was hosted by the Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox church.