On Sunday the 21st of March 2010, the celebration of the National Greek Independence Day of March 25th took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, with feelings of patriotism and national pride. The Federation of Greek Communities of South Africa was responsible for the organization of the event, which took place in the sports terrain of the Greek school SAHETI.
This glorious ceremony, which was attended by many Greeks from Johannesburg and surrounding areas, was honoured by the presence of the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, His Beatitude Theodore II, a delegation from the Greek Parliament comprised of Mr. Spiros Moschopoulos, MP Kefalonia (PASOK) and Mr. Evangelos Meimarakis, MP Athens B constituency, diplomatic authorities of Greece and Cyprus, Coordinator of SAE Africa-M. East Region Mr. Harry Gouvelis and the leadership of the Hellenic Diaspora of Johannesburg.
Our Youth who paraded, added colour to the event, promoting the initiative it has taken over for the collection of signatures for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles. The parade was attended by all the Communities and Organisations of South Africa.
At the end of the event, the official guests laid a wreath in honour of our national fighters, who sacrificed their lives so that we today, can live freely.