Pontians from across Australia set to gather in Melbourne to celebrate their culture


Pontians from across Australia are set to gather in Melbourne, Victoria for three days from Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19 for the annual Synapandema event.

The Synapandema 2023 event is being organised by the Federation of Pontian Associations of Australia, which is made up of seven member associations including Pontoxeniteas NSW, Panagia Soumela Sydney, Diogenes Wollongong, Pontian Club Canberra, Akritis tou Pontou, Pontic Foundation of Panagia Soumela of Australia, and the Pontian Brotherhood of South Australia.

The event will give Pontians a chance to celebrate their unique culture from Pontian music to dancing and food.

The highlight of the three-day event will be a Dinner Dance held on Saturday, February 18 at the Star International Reception Centre in Preston, Victoria from 7pm.

The Dinner Dance will feature dancing performances from Pontian dance groups across Australia, as well as live music by two musicians from Greece – Alexi Parharidis and Fanis Kourouklidis.

On Sunday, February 19, there will also be a special commemorative event at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance from 1pm. Historian Dr Panagiotis Diamadis will be giving a special presentation titled ‘Australian Heroines: Australian Women in Greece 1915-1930.’

More details about tickets to the Dinner Dance can be found here: https://www.trybooking.com/CFCRW




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