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National Day of Greece celebrated in Adelaide
Hundreds of Greek community members from across Adelaide joined the Greek
Orthodox Community of South Australia in a number of celebrations for Greek
National Day on Sunday 26th of March 2023 from 11am.
Official guests, Greek community members from all parts of the metropolitan
area and students alike gathered at the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and
Gabriel in Franklin Street to attend the Great Doxology and the memorial
Young students from various Greek Language Schools dressed in traditional
costumes added to the celebratory atmosphere marking the start of the Greek
Revolution against the Ottoman oppression.
The doxology was followed by a memorial service and ceremony in memory of
the fallen heroes, conducted inside the Cathedral due to the wet weather
During the ceremony, official guests from Local, State and Federal Governments
and representatives from local Greek associations laid wreaths at the memorial,
paying tribute to the heroes of 1821.
The formal wreath laying ceremony was followed by poem recitals by students
of the Greek Language Schools. The ceremony included the singing of the Greek
and Australian national anthems.
A wreath laying ceremony was also conducted by the Greek Archdiocese on the
same day at the North Terrace war memorial and a similar event took place on
the previous day at the West Torrens memorial organised by the Messinian
Association of SA.
The Greek Consular authority marked the 1821 event with a reception at the
Adelaide Pavilion on Saturday 25 March.
Adelaide, South Australia