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New Zealand commemorates bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

New Zealand commemorates bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

New Zealand commemorates bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

Recently, Greek New Zealanders commemorated the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence.

The Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington held a trisagio at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and a wreath laying ceremony at the the Greek-New Zealand Memorial.

New Zealand commemorates bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

“A special and significant event as it marks 200 years since Greece were liberated from Ottoman rule and the modern Greek state we know today was established,” Labour MP Paul Eagle posted on social media.

“Many generations of Greeks have made Wellington south their home away from home. I’m reminded of the similarities between Māori and Greek whānau and proud to represent them in the #newzealand Parliament,” he added.

New Zealand commemorates bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

According to the 2018 census, the number of people reporting their ethnicity as Greek in New Zealand was 2,475.

New Zealand commemorates bicentennial of the Greek Revolution
Left to Right: Paul Eagle MP, Honorary Consul of Greece in New Zealand George Neonakis, His Eminence Metropolitan Myron of New Zealand, Mayor of Wellington Andy Foster and Nicola Willis MP
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