In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the 1821 Greek Revolution, the Greek Community of Melbourne has lit up its 15-storey cultural centre in blue and white.
“The spirit of 1821 now shines bright on the 15-storey Greek Cultural Centre. It is important that our message of independence, heroism and resistance is broadcast as far and wide as possible,” President of the Greek Community of Melbourne, Bill Papastergiadis, says.
“With our 15-storey building situated in the centre of Melbourne, our lighting highlights this important celebration of independence to all Victorians. We commemorate this seminal moment visually and tell the story of this incredible achievement 200 years ago.
“The lighting also reflects the great pride we feel at this moment in regards to the global influence of Greece on western civilisation and its recent history in fighting for freedom. Symbolism is important and this lighting adds to the narrative of what was required to achieve independence.”
The lighting has been funded by a few members of the Board of the Greek Community of Melbourne.