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Celebration of 75th Anniversary of Dodecanese Unification on March 12 in Astoria

ASTORIA – The Federation of Dodecanese Societies USA is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Unification of the islands with motherland Greece on Sunday, March 12th at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Astoria. The celebration will begin with the Divine Liturgy and Doxology, followed by a reception with refreshments, and a cultural program in the community’s Petros G. Patrides Hall.

The event will feature traditional music and dances from the Dodecanese, performed by individuals in traditional island costumes.

All are invited to join the celebration and pay homage to those who have fought and died for the preservation of Greek language, culture, and traditions throughout Dodecanese history. The dream of Unification, which cost so many lives, was ultimately realized on the momentous day of March 7th, 1948.


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