Sydney Greeks Unfurl Huge Flag to Mark Independence

Photo by Betty Staikos

The Greeks of Sydney have celebrated Greek Independence Day with a large-scale parade at Sydney’s Harbour.

Celebrations began with a Thanksgiving Service Doxology in Redfern, then a memorial wreath-laying service took place in Martin Place, which then led to a march from the CBD through to the city’s iconic Opera House.

Photo by Bill Kalpouzanis

A huge flag with the Vergina star, the historical royal symbol of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia, was also unfurled at the sea front.

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells represented Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and laid a wreath to commemorate fallen Greek soldiers and those Australians who fought alongside them.