Embassy of the RS Canberra /Newsroom /
26.06.2017  

Raising of the Slovenian flag for the occasion of the National Day, Melbourne, Federation Square

Association of Slovenian organisations in Melbourne, this year for the first time, on the Day of the national holiday organized the solemn raising of the Slovenian flag on Federation Square in Melbourne.

The event was attended by representatives of the Slovenian organisations from Melbourne and Geelong, the representatives of the second generation of the Slovenian community, and a significant number of recently  arrived Slovenians, who live in Melbourne.

On behalf of the organisers, the President of the Association of Slovenian organisations of Victoria, Ms Frances Urban-Jones, gave a speech. Attendees of the ceremony were addressed also by the Ambassador or the Republic of Slovenia, Ms Helena Drnovšek Zorko.

Father William gave blessing to the Slovenian flag.

 

 

Ambassador or the Republic of Slovenia, Ms Helena Drnovšek Zorko, giving a speech.

 

Ms Julija Campelj and Mr Eddy Kontelj

 Father William gave blessing to the Slovenian flag.