Greek colours to light up Canberra monuments in celebration of 200th Independence Day anniversary

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Buildings will be illuminated blue and white while Greek and Australian flags will stretch across Canberra’s longest streets as Canberra Greeks celebrate 200 years since the Greek War of Independence.

In a press release by the the Greek Orthodox Community and Church of Canberra, President John Loukadellis said the community has worked with various departments of Government in Canberra (both Federal and Territory) to assist in commemorating this occasion and, “ensure that our Hellenic heritage, culture, and history is able to be shared with all Canberrans.”

“This year on Thursday 25 March 2021 Greeks around the world commemorate and celebrate 200 years since the heroes of the Greek War of Independence won their freedom and allowed us to live our best lives today as a free people across the world,” Loukadellis said.

With the assistance and approval received from these various government departments, Loukadellis confirmed with much delight and gratitude that the following will be in place to help celebrate and signify this historic milestone

  • Greek and Australian flags will fly in various locations across Canberra including:
    • Vernon Circle
    • Allara Street (across the foot bridge)
    • Nangari Street
    • Petrie Plaza
    • Gold Creek Village
    • Canberra Shopping Centre
  • A number of buildings will be illuminated in Blue and White on the night of 25 March 2021 including:
    • The National Carillon Bell Tower
    • Black Mountain (Telstra Tower)
    • Questacon
    • Ian Potter House
    • The National Museum of Australia
    • The Hellenic Club of Canberra
    • The Greek Embassy in Australia

“As the proud President of the Greek Orthodox Community and Church of Canberra, on behalf of my Community, the Hellenic Club of Canberra, the National Committee under the auspices of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia, we thank everyone involved in making this possible and assisting making this 200- year milestones of Hellenic Independence a special and memorable occasion here in Canberra for all to enjoy.”

Χαίρε, ω χαίρε, ελευθεριά! “Hail, O Hail, Liberty”

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