Thousands turn out for a “smashing” good time

ALMOST 10,000 people turned out to experience a taste of Greek culture at the annual Estia Festival in Federal Street, North Hobart.

This year’s Festival marked 26 years since the event began celebrating the culture, heritage and tradition of our Australian-Greek community.

To officially launch this year’s celebration, Attorney-General and Local Liberal Member for Clark Elise Archer participated in the tradition of smashing a plate.

“The Hodgman Liberal Government has been a proud supporter of the Estia Festival for many years and is delighted to support the 2019 celebrations,” Ms Archer said.

“Events celebrating the many vibrant cultures in Tasmania are important as they strengthen community ties and promote understanding of the diverse cultural groups that call Tasmania home.”

Presented by the Hellenic-Australian community, festival goers were once again dazzled with a showcase of Greek music, dancing, sport, arts and craft, and of course, delicious food and drink.

The traditional Zorba dancing and the plate breaking had everyone on their feet having a “smashing” good time.

“Congratulations to the Estia Greek Festival organising committee, the Greek Community of Hobart and all of the many volunteers who help to make this such a vibrant street festival and a highlight on Hobart’s annual events calendar,” Ms Archer said.

Caption: Pictured back from left, Dimitris Diafokeris, Georgia Nikitaras, Yiannis Nikitaras, middle from left, Liberal Member for Clark Elise Archer, Alexandra Dellas, Elianna Diafokeris, Maria Papadelias and, bottom from left, Melina Vakoufaris and Maria Vakoufaris.

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