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Santa Rosa Glendi FestivalEthnic

Saint Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Christian Church invites you to its annual Glendi Festival!

"Glendi" is Greek for party, and what a party it is indeed. The big highlight of the Glendi Festival is the great Balkan music. Everyone is in a festive, friendly mood and the beats keep everyone moving. The event offers food from around the world, from Middle Eastern to Russian to Eritrean to Greek and many more cuisines. There is no doubt this festival is a celebration of many cultures. That is what makes it so special and really sets the tone for the festivities. There is also a special kid's area and playground with horse rides, hay bales, and places to get creative. Also noteworthy is the building with special baked goods from many different cultures.

It's all very communal and if you are in the right frame of mind...a somewhat spiritual experience. Vespers in English take place on Saturday at 4pm and the candlelight choral concert take place each evening at the Glendi Festival. Admission is $5, Children under 12 FREE.

Festival has a children/youth component.

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Occurs in: September

Festival Location: 90 Mountain View Ave.

Contact Information:
Saint Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Christian Church
90 Mountain View Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 584-9491

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