12th Festival of African Gastronomy and Folk Art – Athens


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Today I attended a delightful event in the grounds of the South African Ambassador’s Residence.  The embassies and consulates of represented African nations here in Athens held their annual African Gastronomy and Folk Art event.

Entrance was only 2 Euros, children free and there were a variety of stalls from most African nations selling delicious food, jewellery, handicrafts as well as a plethora of different African music & dancing to accompany us as we meandered around.

Delicious food on offer -this from the Kenya stand
Delicious food on offer -this from the Kenya stand

All money raised goes to charity, the proceeds of the 2012 event went to The Smile of a Child and Caritas, both NGO’s in Athens.

As you can see, fun was had by all:

Handmade jewellery was sold
Handmade jewellery was sold

And hats…

And bags

Not forgetting the henna tattooing


If you’re visiting Athens and want to attend events such as these, check out Xpat Athens for an update of local events – move away from the tourist track.

And to round off, Athens Living shows us what fun can be had (video taken at the 2011 event).

Hope I’ve whetted your appetite for fun times in Athens!


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