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.