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.
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.
Pleased to rep PM @TurnbullMalcolm @ Greek National Day memorial service in Sydney with our Greek community & lay a wreath to commemorate fallen Greek soldiers & those Australians who fought alongside them. Our shared history & values continue to underpin our relationship🇦🇺🇬🇷 pic.twitter.com/D1KthQ7uJH
— C Fierravanti-Wells (@Senator_CFW) March 25, 2018