Singing, dancing and a Greek flag raising ceremony will bring a festive vibe to Parramatta in celebration of Greek Independence Day on Saturday March, 23.
Parramatta lord mayor John Cedid, said the city is home to about 2000 people of Greek heritage, who have been arriving in Australia from as early as 1827.
He said the Greeks were part of the early waves of migration which were the beginning of Australia's journey to becoming a multicultural society.
The event, hosted by Parramatta Council, will celebrate and honour Greek independence which was declared in 1821, when the Greeks were liberated from 400 years of Ottoman rule.
Cr Chedid said he was honoured to be hosting the event, which "is a chance for us to celebrate Greek-Australians’ rich heritage and culture and an opportunity for the wider community to acknowledge their contribution to our country and to Parramatta itself".
“Greek-Australians have contributed to Australia and Parramatta in all aspects: business, art, politics and charity,” Cr Chedid said.
The event will include a special celebratory show with Greek singing and dancing that will be put on by St Ionnis Greek Dance Group and the Hellenic Orthodox Community Dancers.
Details: Saturday March 23, 10am. Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street, Parramatta.