Greek Independence Day event will not go ahead at Sydney Opera House this year

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The traditional march to Sydney’s Opera House for Greek Independence Day has been replaced again this year with a new event at Sydney’s Town Hall on Sunday, March 26.

On the Sunday, the local Greek community is invited to a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony at Sydney’s Martin Place cenotaph at 12pm.

This will be followed by formalities and entertainment at Sydney Town Hall from 1pm to 3pm. The meeting place for this new event is St Andrews Square.

The news has been confirmed by the event organisers – The Inter-Communities Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW (GOCNSW).

When The Greek Herald made an enquiry as to why the march to Sydney’s Opera House was not going ahead this year, the event organisers said the iconic Sydney site was “unavailable due to renovations to the forecourt.”

The event organisers said representations were made both to the Opera House and to the NSW Government “with no success.”

“We considered other open air sites such as the Domain but again, they were not available,” they said in a statement. “We hope to return to the Opera House in 2024.”

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