Marching through the ages: Photos of celebrations past and present

Greek-Australians gather across their cities every year to mark the revolutionary formation of a modern Greece that broke free of a 400 year Ottoman rule.

A sea of white and blue flags wave vigorously in the hands of the young children that hold them tight, who learn what Greek independence means in the context of their own limited knowledge of the big wide world.

200 years later, the vast community of Greek-Australians, young and old, who have made their own sacrifices in life and continue to preserve a culture that means so much to them take to the streets to commemorate and give thanks to the ancestors that gave them the opportunity to do so.

Neos Kosmos takes a march through time, sharing decades of memories celebrating 25 March, 1821.

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