Greek community gathers in Sydney’s inner west for Christmas carols and dancing festival

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Sydney’s Greek community gathered at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Marrickville on Sunday, December 18 for a small festival featuring Christmas carols and traditional Greek dancing.

The festival was organised by The Australian Hellenic Choir (AHC) in conjunction with the St Nicholas Community Dancing Group and The St Nicholas Greek School.

The Australian Hellenic Choir performing on the day. All photos copyright: The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

Despite the rainy weather on the day, around 100 people gathered at the church hall to enjoy Christmas carols by the St Nicholas children’s choir and the AHC.

Their performances were followed by a number of Greek dances by the St Nicholas Community Dancing Group under instruction from Dimitri and Stavroula Papapetrou. 

Greek dancing performances.

To end the festival, people mingled amongst themselves and enjoyed a plate of hot food.

“I wanted to thank Mr Papapetrou and Mrs Rennie for their contribution to the festival. All in all, it was a great day and a great way to celebrate the end of year,” The President of the AHC, James Tsolakis, told The Greek Herald.

“We are looking forward to 2023 – a year that promises to be bigger and better. 

“It is important that we bring the Greek community together in everything we do, and open our doors to the entire community so that everyone can see the best part of Hellenism.”

*All photos copyright: The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

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