Melbourne’s Mytilenian community mark 110 years since liberation of Lesvos


By Bill Roumeliotis.

The 110th anniversary of the liberation of the Greek island of Lesvos from the Ottoman Empire was marked on Sunday, November 20 by the Lesvos Culture Club – Palesviaki Enosis of Melbourne and Victoria.

About 200 people attended the commemoration event at the Club’s hall in Bayswater.

The event began with a trisagio service to honour all those who lost their lives during the battle for Lesvos’ liberation, followed by a wreath laying ceremony by members of the Lesvian community and other local Greek organisations.

The President of the Club, John Karanikolas, gave a speech on the day and spoke about the historical battle for Lesvos, as well as the current challenges that face the island’s inhabitants.

The evening ended with a traditional Lesvos feast, as well as music by conductor Stan Fournarakis and singer Doukissa.




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