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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 26 October 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019 15 HISTORY Commemorating ‘Ohi’ Day around the country The proud winners of the awards. his year marks 79 years since Greece defied the fascist ultimatum of Benito Mussolini, Prime Minister of the then Kingdom of Italy, to enter Greece by responding with a big 'OHI' on 28 October, 1940. We have compiled a list T of commemorations taking place across Australia, to honour Greece's heroic stance, and the memory of the heroes who had the courage to stand up for what they believed in. VIC PALLACONIAN BROTHERHOOD When: Saturday 26 October at 12 noon Where: Sparta Place (off Sydney Rd, Brunswick) The Pallaconian Brotherhood is commemorating Oxi Day with a wreath laying ceremony at the Statue of Leonidas. Afterwards everyone is invited back to the clubhouse for coffee, tea and cake. Allegra Kourkoutzelos, 1st prize recipient from Oakleigh Grammar, with teacher Natasha Spanos, Student Representative Council and Hellenic Culture Coordinator FESTIVAL & PANIYIRI When: Sunday 27 October at 10.00 am-5.30 pm Where: 7 Hartington St, Northcote The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia invites everything to attend a church service, doxology and wreath laying service at the Holy Monastry of Axion Estin. It will be followed by a festival with food, music by DJ Michael Liagourdis, traditional dance performances, and games and rides for the kids. The Pancretan Association of Melbourne will also be commemorating the Tesseris Martyres of Crete. Alexandros Vingos from St Catherine’s Greek Orthodox College. RETURNED & SERVICES LEAGUES OF AUSTRALIA HELLENIC RSL SUB-BRANCH When: Monday 28 October at 9.30 am Where: 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne The Hellenic RSL sub branch invites everyone to attend a commemorative church service at St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church, followed by wreath laying ceremonies at the Australian Hellenic Memorial (cnr of Birdwood and Anzac Ave, Domain Gardens) at 12 noon and at the Shrine of Remembrance at 1.00 pm. To follow, everyone is welcome at the the branch's Memorial Hall (14A Ferrars Pl, South Melbourne) for a light lunch. TAS GREEK SCHOOL OF TASMANIA When: Sunday 27 October at 10.30 am-12 noon Where: St George Orthodox Church Hobart The Greek School of Tasmania is inviting students, and the general public to attend a church service. Afterwards, the women's committee will have souvlakia and cakes available for purchase. QLD When: Sunday 27 October at 10.30 am Where: 1 Plume St (off Palmer St), Townsville A commemorative morning tea and lunch will be hosted at the Townsville Yacht Club, with performances and poems by the Hellenic Dancers and Youth. PERTH When: Sunday 27 October at 12.30-1.00 pm Where: Fraser Ave, Kings Park, Perth An official wreath laying ceremony is taking place at the State War Memorial.
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