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THE FESTIVAL 2016

SAT. 16TH AND SUN. 17TH JANUARY

THE DELPHI BANK SEMAPHORE GREEK CULTURAL FESTIVAL PROVIDES MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE GREEK CULTURE, MUSIC, DANCING AND FOOD IN A FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.
THE DELPHI BANK SEMAPHORE GREEK CULTURAL FESTIVAL IS HELD AT THE SEMAPHORE FORESHORE EVERY JANUARY OVER TWO DAYS. IT IS SITUATED ADJACENT TO THE SEMAPHORE JETTY, IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AND THE FORESHORE AMUSEMENTS.

OUR MC FOR THE WEEKEND

GEORGE DONIKIAN


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LIVE GREEK BANDS

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ENOSIS
ENIGMA
AKROPOLIS

GREEK DJ’S

DJ STELIO
DJ DIMI ARGO
DJ APOSTAL

Silver Sponsors

DANCE GROUPS

GOYPA DANCE
MESSINIAN DANCE SCHOOL OF S.A.
LEMNOS DANCE GROUP OF S.A.
GREEK LYCEUM OF S.A.
SCHOOL OF GREEK DANCE AND CULTURE

THE CRETAN ASSOCIATION OF S.A. DANCE GROUP
PORT ADELAIDE GREEK SCHOOL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DANCE GROUPS
HELLENIC DANCE GROUP OF S.A.
ST GEORGE COLLEGE GREEK DANCE GROUP

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IT’S ON AGAIN!

LOUKOUMATHES EATING COMPETITION


OUR HISTORY

CELEBRATING OUR 37TH YEAR

THE GREEK COMMUNITY AT PORT ADELAIDE AND ENVIRONS

WAS FORMALLY ESTABLISHED IN 1959 WITH THE FIRST SATURDAY MORNING GREEK SCHOOL OPERATIONAL IN 1960. IT ATTRACTED A HANDFUL OF YOUNG GREEK AUSTRALIANS WHO WERE PROVIDED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN, STUDY AND EXPAND THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE GREEK LANGUAGE AND ASSOCIATED CUSTOMS THEIR ‘MIGRANT PARENTS’ DEEMED IMPORTANT TO ‘PASS ON’ IN THEIR NEW COUNTRY. THE PORT ADELAIDE GREEK SCHOOL HAS FLOURISHED OVER TIME AND WITH SIGNIFICANT ‘FAMILY VOLUNTEER SUPPORT‘ CLASSES STARTING FROM RECEPTION TO YEAR 12 THROUGH OUR CURRENT SACE SYSTEM HAVE BEEN MAINTAINED.

PHILOPTOCHOS AUXILARY LADIES

BY 1962 THE FIRST “PHILOPTOCHOS AUXILARY LADIES” WAS FORMED WITH A SOLE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY WHO ENDURED DIFFICULT TIMES. OVER THE YEARS SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO BOTH GREEK AND NON-GREEK MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS TO NUMEROUS COMMUNITY BASED CHARITIES.

ONE-DAY MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

IN 1977 THE PORT ADELAIDE COUNCIL INITIATED A ONE-DAY MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL THAT AIMED TO ATTRACT A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION ALONG THE BEACHFRONT AT SEMAPHORE AND A NUMBER OF ETHNIC COMMUNITIES WHERE APPROACHED AND INVITED TO ‘SET UP A TENT’ AND DISPLAYED A VARIETY OF THEIR FOODS AND SWEETS THAT WERE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

GREEK DAY AT SEMAPHORE

THE FESTIVAL WAS PROMOTED AGAIN IN 1979 AND OUR GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY AT PORT ADELAIDE ATTENDED AS THE ‘SOLE ETHNIC COMMUNITY’ AND PROVIDED A FESTIVE ENVIRONMENT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. IT CONTINUED THEREAFTER AND THE ONGOING YEARLY FESTIVAL BECAME AFFECTIONATELY REFERRED TO AS “GREEK DAY AT SEMAPHORE”.

GREEK CUISINE, MUSIC, GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION REMAINED HIGH AND ITS GROWING SUCCESS LED TO IT EVOLVING INTO A TWO-DAY FESTIVAL IN 1985. WE BELIEVE THAT OUR SUCCESS IS SIMPLE – OUR VOLUNTEERS, DEDICATED PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND CHILDREN, GIVE SELFLESSLY AND SHARE A WEEKEND WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE IN A WEEKEND OF FOOD, DANCING, AND FAMILY CENTRED ENTERTAINMENT.

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