Traditional Greek Costumes Presented

POn September 28, 2003, the Cultural Committee of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Dover, NH sponsored a presentation of Traditional Greek Costumes. These costumes are reproductions of the authentic historical costumes kept in the Benaki Museum of Athens. Nina Gatzoulis, who teaches Modern Greek at the University of New Hampshire, narrated the program.

The colorful, hand embroidered and beautiful costumes representing different areas of Greece, such as Macedonia, Epeirus, Thessaly, Thrace, Crete etc, were shown for the first time in Boston, last summer during the 57th Convention of the Pan-Macedonian Association. Mrs. Poliou's House of Greek Costumes of Thessaloniki, Greece entrusted them to Mr. George Papadopoulos, former Supreme President of the Pan-Macedonian Association and dancing director of the "Sons and Daughters of Alexander the Great" dancing group of Boston, Massachusetts. Members of the dancing group, "Sons and Daughters" of Alexander the Great and students from the University of New Hampshire’s

Modern Greek program, as well as parishioners from the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church modeled the costumes. The program closed with traditional Greek dancing performed by the "Sons and Daughters of Alexander the Great". Refreshments were provided by the Annunciation Cultural Society.

The Cultural Committee is planning other activities throughout the year. You are cordially invited to attend a lecture that will be delivered by Dr. Anna Newman on "The Role of Women in Antiquity" in the Memorial Union Building, room MUB1 in Durham, New Hampshire, at 7:00 PM on November 18, 2003. The lecture is an introduction to a course by the same title, which will be offered next semester for the first time through the Classics department of UNH. The Hellenic Society PAIDEIA of New Hampshire is co-sponsoring the lecture and is also funding the course for next semester.