Samians of Sydney hold annual dance to mark the Battle of Samos anniversary

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The Samian Brotherhood of Sydney & NSW ‘O Lykourgos’ held its annual dance on Saturday, August 13 at The Grand Roxy in Brighton-le-Sands to mark the 198th anniversary of the Battle of Samos.

The dance was attended by over 150 members and friends of the Samian Brotherhood, including a number of representatives from local Greek community organisations and the Publisher of The Greek Herald, Dimitra Skalkos.

Attendees enjoyed a three-course meal whilst the emcee for the night, Takis Triadafillou, welcomed the President of the Samian Brotherhood, Emanuel Valageorgiou, and Vice President, Soula Gerasimou, to the stage to give small speeches.

Mr Valageorgiou and Ms Gerasimou thanked everyone for attending and both gave a brief history of the Battle of Samos, which saw the islanders rebel against the Ottomans and claim victory during a naval battle on August 5 – 17, 1824.

At the conclusion of the speeches, everyone was encouraged to dance to traditional Greek music and there was also a small auction and lucky-draw giveaway.

*All photos copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

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