The Epirotes Society of Philadelphia “Omonia” convened its first meeting of 2024 on Sunday at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The festive gathering followed church services and included a review of 2023 philanthropic projects, budget planning for 2024 initiatives, and details surrounding the upcoming 16th Annual “Tsipourovrathia” event.
Scheduled for March 9, 2024, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Upper Darby, this cultural celebration aims to share the music, dance, tsipouro, and meze of Epirus with the broader Greek community in the Delaware Valley.
The highlight of Sunday’s meeting was the traditional Vasilopita bread-cutting ceremony, with the commemorative coin being awarded to Society President Chris Angelis. Additionally, organizers announced that this year’s entertainment will feature Lazaros Paraskevas and Clarinet by George Bezanis, providing an authentic and lively showcase of sounds and traditions from the Epirus region of Greece.
Tickets are priced at $70 for adults and $50 for students/children. Doors open at 7 pm, and the evening will include traditional Patsa soup and a banquet-style dinner alongside the tsipouro tastings and musical performances. Proceeds will support the Society’s commitment to philanthropy and community enrichment programs.
To purchase tickets in advance, please contact Kostas Zidros at 267-918-2269 or Chris Angelis at 267-242-9866. Join the Epirotes Society on March 9th for a night that honors history while looking toward the future of this vibrant community organization.