After the hype of parades across Australia on Sunday, a very low-key and meaningful celebration took place to honour Greek Independence Day at Federation Square at 9.30am on Monday.
Eight Greek flags flown to Australia from Athens and were raised by students from five afternoon schools around Melbourne. Themistocles Kritikakos from the University of Melbourne kicked off events.
Greek students at the event were selected as a result of their excellence and behaviour. They were:
Anastasios and Aikaterini Paraskevopoulos from AHEPA Greek School
Sienna and Christopher Mastos from Mavraganis Greek School
Giorgos and Notis Karidakis from Nestoras College
Mia Paliouras and Michael Ouliadis from Protypo Greek Centre
Students sang the Greek national anthem in the event organised by the Thessaloniki Union “O Lefkos Pyrgos” (http://thessaloniki.org.au) with the committee of Greek School of Language and Culture of Australia (https://glacs.com.au).