Canterbury Bankstown City Council to raise Greek flags for Greek Independence Day

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The Canterbury Bankstown City Council will raise the Greek flag for Greek Independence Day this year at its offices in Bankstown, Campsie and Earlwood.

This will be the first time the Greek flag will fly proudly outside the Bankstown and Campsie offices.

For the past few years, the flag has been raised at Earlwood, a suburb in south-west Sydney that has a large Greek population.

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Randwick City Councillors and Greek Australian community members gathered outside the Council Administration building at Earlwood for a previous Greek Independence Day. Photo: The Greek Herald / Peter Oglos.

Following the flag raising ceremonies, members of the local community are invited to attend the Council’s celebratory morning tea at Earlwood Senior Citizens Centre on Monday, March 25 to honour Greek Independence Day.

Held annually on March 25, Greek Independence Day celebrates the beginning of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. The historic day commemorates the struggle and sacrifices made by the Greek people to gain their independence after many years of Ottoman rule. 

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