Annual traditional dance in Athens

The World Epirus gathering takes place every year in Athens. People from Epirus from all over Greece would come to show off their costumes and dances.
Photography / Text: Michael Pappas

I took the train to Neo Faliro station to go to the Piece and Friendship Stadium where the World Epirus gathering would take place.

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

People from Epirus from all over Greece would come to show off their costumes and dances.

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

I went inside the stadium and wandered around every place. Every club was getting ready inside a different room. For me, it was a good chance to see the different parts of the stadium since it is the home of the basketball team I support in Greece.

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

The stadium filled up with people. The clubs took turns in entering the stage. Music started and soon the dance started. 

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

Overall the scene looked like an impressive mosaic of children, men and women wearing colorful costumes. 

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas

Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens - Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
Annual traditional dance in Athens
Greece. Attica. Pireas. © Michael Pappas
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Location

Annual traditional dance in Athens

Peace and Friendship Stadium
Pireas, Attica, Greece