Opa! (Greek expression)

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Opa! (Greek: Ώπα), is a common Greek verbal emotional expression used frequently during celebrations or dancing in Greece. In the Greek culture, the expression sometimes accompanies plate smashing (purposeful or unintentional).[1] It is also used during weddings or when people are dancing.[2] The original meaning of the word is "Oops!" or "Whoops!".


  1. ^ Regula, deTraci. "Opa!". about.com. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Pattakos, Alex (17 May 2015). "Everybody Say 'OPA!'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 19 April 2015.