2019 Albanian Festival
May 31- June 2, 2019
UPDATE! Festival planning is underway!
Go to VOLUNTEERING to sign up today!
Greg Steffon – Festival Co-Chair
Franklin Zdruli – Festival Co-Chair
Other Festival Co-Chairs:
Many thanks to all who gave their time and talent towards our 2017 Festival!
Rain or Shine under our massive tent!
With more than…
3000 lbs of lamb
Thousands of individual pastries
250 lakror pies
75 trays of baklava
Live entertainment from Europe & the USA
and hours and hours of volunteer time!!
This is an event that helps us build a stronger community, based on the vision that our parents and grandparents entrusted to us. We work tirelessly to ensure that their vision for the future of an Albanian Christian community lives on for generations to come. As we enter the 102nd anniversary of an established Albanian-American Community in Worcester, our hope is that we never forget the hard work and dedication of our predecessor’s which allowed us to become an integral part of the life of the City.
St. Mary’s and its volunteers are working very hard to preserve our Albanian traditions, as well as, maintain our culture, language, and ethnic identity. Our proud Albanian heritage comes alive every two years with traditional food, music, & dancing. We have a fantastic weekend planned, full of family fun and entertainment. With an anticipated attendance of over 10,000 people; this is an event not to be missed! Everyone is welcome to be Albanian for the day. It’s a place where neighbors, family and friends gather to have a great time, under the tent, no matter their race, religion or ethnic background!!
Mirë se vijnë or Welcome and when tipping your glass with a friend, say Gezuar which means Cheers!
If you can’t give of your time or talent, how about donating your some of your treasure? Be a proud Albanian and keep our Community strong!
Interested in more information about our history? Please visit St. Mary’s Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church website www.stmarysalbanianchurch.org