Kalavryton Society NSW host sell-out dinner dance to mark Greek National Day

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The spirit of Greek independence filled the Petersham RSL on March 24, 2024, as the Kalavryton Society New South Wales’ annual Greek dance celebration drew a sell-out crowd.

The event, held in honour of Greek Independence Day, showcased the vibrant culture and traditions of the Kalavryton community in Sydney.

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The evening commenced with speeches from President Alex Kavgas and Public Officer Kon Kolovos, who spoke of the significance of Greek Independence Day and the enduring strength of the Greek community.

“Greek Independence Day is not just a celebration of the past; it’s a reminder of the rich culture and heritage we carry forward. It’s the music we enjoy, the traditions that bind us together and the stories that connect us to our ancestors,” Mr Kavgas said.

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“But for our culture to thrive, it needs a future. That’s why it is so important to involve the younger generation. Share our stories, teach them our dances and show them the beauty of our heritage and culture. These are the ways we ensure our culture, traditions and society continue to thrive.

“Kalavryton Society NSW is committed to fostering cultural understanding and celebrating the rich heritage of the Greek community in Sydney. The annual Greek dance is a cornerstone event that brings the community together and showcases the beauty and vibrancy of Greek culture.”

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The dance floor then came alive with the dynamic energy of traditional Greek dances. Attendees of all ages enthusiastically participated in classic dances creating a joyous atmosphere.

The sold-out event underscores the enduring popularity of the Kalavryton community’s culture in Sydney. It provided a platform for the community to come together, celebrate their heritage, and share the rich tapestry of Greek traditions.

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