Monday, September 26, 2011

Lunedi Lunacy

Flash mobs are starting to lose some of their pizazz but they can still bring life to a street in the Market area of Ottawa on a drizzly Sunday afternoon. The good people at Ottawa's Greek Fest decided to liven up the afternoon to the well-known, perhaps too often played, but still captivating music that Mikis Theodorakis wrote for Zorba the Greek.

On all my trips to Greece I can't recall seeing it at any of the places we went where plates were broken except once when a waiter dropped one in Corinth - but apparently its expected by tourists searching for that "real" Greek experience. There are many explanations for that particularly Greek custom as an expression of "kefi" - the outpouring of joy, excitement and passion. Some say that it derives from ancient traditions and there are other schools of thought that suggest it has more modern origins

Many thanks to Cathy for passing this on and to my darling Yannis, Fotis and Marius in Athens - Μου λείπεις τόσο πολύ!

26 settembre/September - Santi Cosma e Damiano
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Debra She Who Seeks said...

OPA!!!! I love the Byward Market.

Minnie said...

And many thanks for posting it.
Just back from Cours Saleya, where I was treated like an old and much-loved friend, so feeling a bit tearful: these lovely scenes + music cheered me up!
Had a wonderful Greek friend @ universtiy & always wanted to visit Greece. Never did; doubly glad to have seen this.