In order to commemorate the 196th anniversary of the Greek Independence day, many events will take place across Australia.
On Saturday the 25th of March, a service will take place at 9:30am, at St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church in South Melbourne. Moreover, a ceremony at the Australian Hellenic Memorial at 12:00pm and the Shrine of Remembrance at 1.00 pm will be held too. Finally, at the Preston Town Hall at 11.00 am, local politicians, members of the community and many others will enjoy a light lunch.
In Sydney, a lunch has been organised at the ‘1821’ restaurant, as part of the 35th Greek Festival of Sydney, while in the evening, several Greek institutions will hold their special events, before the official ceremony.
On Sunday the 26th of March, St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church will host a service at 10:30am, while at 11:00am at Service Lane off St Kilda Road, the annual parade will follow. Furthermore, a memorial service will be held at the Australian Hellenic Memorial at 1:30pm and at 2:00pm will conclude at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Moreover, the Archdiocese and Greek Orthodox Community of NSW will come together for a service, that will take place at the Cathedral of The Annunciation of Our Lady in Surry Hills.
Afterwards, students from Greek schools will parade, while the events will conclude with speeches from officials, at the Sydney Opera House.