Greek National Day
Written on the 28 March 2012
In my electorate of Southern Metropolitan Region I have a number of strong and very proud Greek communities, including those in the areas of Prahran and Oakleigh. The 25th day of March marks the national day of Greece -- a day that recognises the Greek War of Independence and is celebrated by Greek communities throughout the world and in many parts of Melbourne. On Friday I attended a flag-raising ceremony in Prahran to mark the occasion together with my colleagues Clem Newton-Brown, the member for Prahran, and Kelly O'Dwyer, the federal member for Higgins. The event, organised by the Stonnington City Council, has been held for 30 years. Attended by many local traders, residents, and church leaders, it is an important event each year for the local community of Prahran.