Western Australia plans festivities for 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution

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The Consulate of Greece in Perth has disclosed all the details of their festivities spread out over the next few weeks to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the Greek War of Independence.

Perth citizens are being told to look around the city for the colours of the Greek flag, which will be lighting bridges and buildings as the City of Perth honours this important anniversary.

“I am delighted to send my warmest congratulations to the Western Australian Greek community and the Consulate of Greece in Perth on the occasion of 200th anniversary of independence of the Hellenic Republic and the establishment of Modern Greece,” Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Here in Western Australia we will be celebrating this milestone anniversary side-by-side with Greek communities across the world.”

“Western Australia is home to a long-established and flourishing Greek community, one that has contributed considerably to both our character and our development.”

Thousands of guests danced the weekend away at Perth Glendi Greek Festival in late February. The festival delivered on its promise of mouth-watering food and a host of other incredible performers.

“We’ve received wonderful feedback from everyone that attended and it’s always nice to see the regulars there and some new faces enjoying the best of our culture,” Kalaf said to The Greek Herald last month

Below is a list of planned events for this year:

  • On the day of our National Day, 25 March at 6.30 pm: the Consulate’s Reception at the Perth Town Hall. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, which limit the number of persons allowed to attend, the Reception is an Invitation only event this year.
  • From 26 March to 3 April: Exhibition  titled  «Greece Liberated: Recognition and Establishment of  Diplomatic and Consular Relations» at the ground floor of the Perth Town Hall, 601 Hay St (corner Barrack), WA 6000. The exhibition will also include a special section on the history of the Consulate of Greece in Perth. Open Daily: 10.00-16.00, except  Sunday 28 March.
  • 28 March at 10.30 am: Doxology at the Greek Orthodox Church of Evangelismos, 57 Carr St, West Perth WA 6005.
  • 28 March at 12.30 pm: Wreath Laying Ceremony at the State War Memorial in King’s Park. The Ceremony will take place in the presence of the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia.
  • Lastly, on 28 March, right after the Wreath Laying Ceremony, from around 2 p.m., it will be my pleasure to welcome you to a special National Day/Bicentenary Celebration for the Greek Community of WA at St Andrew’s Grammar. For organisational purposes please advise on your intention to join the Celebration by the 21st of March either by email (grcon.per@mfa.fr) or phone (08 93256608).

The full bulletin by the Consulate of Greece in Perth can be found by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/3lx061u.

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