Melbourne’s Greek and Cypriot community plan rich events for 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821


The Greek Community of Melbourne is preparing a rich program of events for the historic 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821, which will concern the entire community, in collaboration with the Cypriot Community of Melbourne.

The events will be held jointly after a relevant proposal of the Cyprus Community and with a program of events that will be of a pastoral nature.

The organisation of the events is a result of regular contacts that the Community had with the Greek government and the Greek diplomatic authorities in Australia.

Last Tuesday, a special meeting was held with the Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Mr Dimitrios Michalopoulos, and the President of the Greek Community, Mr Bill Papastergiadis, during which, among other things, they discussed:

  • The difficulties that exist for someone to travel to Greece or to return from Greece to Australia during the pandemic.
  • The organisation of events for the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821.
  • The contacts that the Community had with the President and the Vice President of the Cyprus Community, Mr Stelios Aggelodimou and Mr Theo Theofanous, for the joint organisation of events for the historic anniversary.

“We believe that we will present a rich program with multiple events that will impress and excite the public and will stimulate the patriotic feeling of the Greek Australians, while building bridges with Greece,” said Mr. Papastergiadis.

“Our goal is to have media participation and we will seek cooperation with all the parish organisations that wish to participate in these events. The events will concern our entire community, presenting something different. Everyone’s participation is necessary, so that together we can celebrate the historic anniversary of the Revolution of 1821.”

More information about the events will be announced soon.




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