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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 02 November 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2019 21 PEOPLE & PLACES Cyprus Halloumi Festival Hundreds of people turned out for the Cyprus Halloumi Festival over the weekend. See our photos of the event's festivities. Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought about: YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. The Monty Python walking during 28 October parade George Vardas I am sorry but the Monty Python skit on the Ministry of Silly Walks was a satiric take on middle class bureaucratic bungling in the UK. I fail to see the humour in trying (badly) to mimic John Cleese and company in a march commemorating one of Greece’s most solemn days and a defining moment in its modern history. Diakopoulos What’s the divided opinion? And who shares this opinion? I think if a bunch of 17-year-olds carrying on like they have Tourette Syndrome on a significant national day. They have completely lost the right to hold any form of “opinion”...totally disrespectful and only in Greece with this new age of “spastics” could you get away with this type of behaviour. If you asked them what 28 October is I guarantee you most of them would say “Independence Day”. I also guarantee if you asked them what they’re protesting about they wouldn’t know how to answer you! Helen Daoutakis Before pointing the finger and judging, we don’t know the reason for their actions! For one, I would really like to know. It could be that they’re against all world wars that resulted in their actions (at the parade). We don’t know! But before judging, students get up to all kinds of mischief in schools all over the world! Halloumi tasting? Don’t mind if we do! Nothing like a loukouma to put you in high spirits. Constantinos Platakis When the collective mentality and ethos of a community/ nation is discarded in favour of individuality, then that community/nation ceases to exist. The poison responsible for this deliberate behaviour can be traced to the ministries of education, not just in Greece but in just about every western government throughout the world. The results either way will be catastrophic. Sotiris Pashos As disrespectful as those who played politics at the Shrine of Remembrance at this year’s 25th March parade (in Melbourne). Polytemy Mary Lazanas Wonder if they will act this way at a family member’s funeral because that’s what these marches are essentially. Honouring those before us who died.... Έλεος. GCM President Bill Papastergiadis, TV personality Nicola Charles, Bank of Sydney CEO M. Mihailas and President of the Cyprus Community Stelios Angelodimou. PHOTOS: KOSTAS DEVES George Giannitsos I must be old fashioned, but I found that utterly ridiculous. Terry Karagiannis Teacher dropped an ACID trip on the kids ... Not their fault. Constantine Spiropoulos A protest at a time of austerity. With youth unemployment at almost 40 per cent, what is there to march for in post-GFC Greece? No job, no future, unless you do something with your life. Helen Bizos Constantine Spiropoulos decency has nothing to do with economics... Sad state of affairs... Giannis Kitsopoulos Nobody is making fun of the handicapped, they are making fun of the state and the stupid marching of schools. Photo of the Week: An evzone at Bulleen Plaza Kanellos Loukopoulos, an AHEPA member from the region of Akrata, a village of Achaia in the Peloponnese, near Kalavryta, put on his evzone outfit and payed tribute to the 28 October national day in a very unique way. His group of friends and wife gathered together for a meal, with Mr Loukopoulos dressed in his traditional costume worn by elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. "It is our responsibility to convey to our children and grandchildren the values of our homeland, and it is our duty to pay tribute to all those who have sacrificed for our freedom," he told Claire Gazi of Neos Kosmos. Do you have a photo to share? Send it to mary@ neoskosmos.com.au Helen Karahalios There’s a time and place for silliness and it’s not here. Denise Galanakis Unacceptable. There is a time and place for frivolity, this march was not one of them. Ange GT What was the point in marching like idiots? Peter Stavropoulos Divides opinion? Really? I haven’t seen one Greek defend this stupidity since it happened. Manuel Katakis Not funny at all. Totally disrespectful. Name and shame this school if indeed they were even legally part of the parade. Helen Bizos Whether they were legally or illegally part of the parade is irrelevant... It says a lot about upbringing.. Grigorios Ilias The constant and orchestrated attempt by the left-wing decadents, especially in recent years, and recently with the ridiculous mockery of the institution of the parade and flag, are not accidental and innocent incidents. We are worried for the future. Thalia Alex This is so disrespectful to what this day symbolises for Greece.... Eleos Paschali Malamidis Wonderful, brave, girls. That’s how you say Ohi. Bill Loukopoulos put on his evzone costume to celebrate Greece’s national holiday. Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicized here...
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