The Hellenic spirit shined all the way down to Tasmania with the 24th Estia Greek Festival taking over North Hobart.
On Sunday 19 March Federal Street was filled with colour, music, and Greek flavours.
The festivities kicked off at 10.00 am with everything from loukoumades and frappe to souvlakis and ouzo until 5 o’clock.
Dance groups in their colourful national costumes danced to the sounds of Zorba and bouzouki while the multicultural crowd enjoyed a line of stalls with artefacts and crafts from local creatives. House of Assembly Speaker Elise Archer told local newspaper The Mercury that the festival was a popular event that brought people together to celebrate and share in the state’s diverse culture, heritage, and tradition.
“The street festival highlights the richness of Greek culture and Tasmania’s decades old love affair with Greek food, produce, and hospitality,” Ms Archer said.
“The festival typically attracts 10,000 people proving its ongoing popularity.
“Events like this are an important part of community life and allow us all to celebrate our shared stories and history.”