The 35th Anniversary & Demetria 2019

Celebrations for DEMETRIA 2019 and the 35th Anniversary of Sister-Cities Melbourne and Thessaloniki have been organised and the program, in both English and Greek, is ready for publication below.

We call on the Greek Community to support Pan-Macedonian Association and Thessaloniki Association “The White Tower” in their wonderful array of functions.

Download the program to share with friends and relatives.


Οι επίσημες εκδηλώσεις της Ένωσης Θεσσαλονικέων και των ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΩΝ 2019 έχουν προγραμματιστεί και είναι έτοιμες πιο κάτω. Καλούμε τον Ελληνισμό της παροικίας της Μελβούρνης να παρευρεθεί και να στηρίξει τις τόσες μας δραστηριότητες.

Μπορείτε κάλλιστα να κατεβάσετε το πρόγραμμα για να το μοιραστείτε με γνωστούς και φίλους.

Festival 2016 Program

Sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between cities in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. The modern concept of twinning is intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and to encourage trade and tourism. In recent times, city twinning has increasingly been used to form strategic international business links between member cities.

This year Thessaloniki Association will gift to the City of Melbourne a replica of the White Tower; Thessaloniki’s most famous landmark. The Tower is covered with white laurels immaculately crocheted by ladies in the Greek and wider community. A total of 8000 laurels were needed and it took the ladies over 1000 hours to complete…

Mathew Staios, researcher from Monash Uni will also start his long bike ride to Canberra from the Festival at Fed Square, collecting funding for Dementia. This is a courageous effort by Mathew and we fully support him and the community has to also.

More information on the program and what you can feast on the day below.

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