It’s all Greek at Carss Bush Park Festival 2013

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An estimated 40,000 people attended the annual Gymea Village Fair on Sunday – a record, according to organisers.

The turnout was even more impressive considering that the weekend shaped up as a  Super Sunday for fairs across St George and Sutherland Shire including the Greek festival at Carss Park, Halloween celebrations at Kyeemah, as well as the Food and Groove Festival at Bexley the previous day.

Aussies might be keen on yelling ‘‘oi’’ oi’’ ‘‘oi’’, but around this  time of year Greeks like to mark ohi day.

The ‘‘ohi’’ stands for ‘‘no’’ symbolising Greek resistance during World War II to the forces of Italy’s Mussolini.

The Greek commemorative day marked on Sunday  added a lighter side to the anniversary when an estimated crowd of about 20,000 people came to mark the occasion with the Being Greek festival at Carrs Bush Park.

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