Cultural and community festival for Darwin
Darwin goes Greek for a weekend of Glenti
As the largest festival held in the Northern Territory, Glenti in Darwin is now in it's 23rd year and just gets bigger and bigger.
Glenti Festival treasurer and executive committee member, Nicholas Poniris, said it's because of the quality of the festival and the demand of Greek culture in the community.
"The Glenti is a community program run by the Greek Orthodox Community of North Australia (GOCNA) so everything we raise will go back to a local charity," Poniris told Neos Kosmos.
This year, GOCNA have selected Menzies School of Medical Research as their charity of choice. "The Glenti is a not-for-profit set up and is not commercial. It's a way of helping people in need.
"Through the Glenti, we can showcase our history, the regions, products, our food, as well as our dance and culture and by sharing that within the community and giving the money back to charities. This is why the greater community embrace the Glenti."
The Glenti is two-day bonanza that is jam packed with events, including a performance by Greek pop sensation Petrelis on both nights. There's a fashion parade of Greek costumes, Dora the Explorer and Diego will take to the stage for the young ones and there will also be an animal farm, jumping castle and lots of amusement rides to entertain the kids. Plenty of food in the stalls that are all run by volunteers, an insight into the cultural heritage of different regions of Greece and a live band to keep everyone dancing.
Each year Glenti is frequented by an increased numbers of Territorians who do not reside in Darwin including interstate visitors who come to Darwin for our Glenti Festival.
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