Continuing today with 1 more layout I created with the July kit from C' est Magnifique which has been released and is now available right HERE together with the add ons and others individual items.
Here are my 2 girls, on the 25th of March this year. This is a very special day for us. As you can see they are holding Greek flags which I left blue. This is the day Greece and Greeks everywhere celebrate our Independence Day. It is also the day that we celebrate the Annunciation of Mary, which is one of the biggest religious celebrations in our culture. Its a tradition in Greece and in Greek school abroad to have a march wearing a white top and blue or black bottoms. This is something that we all did as kids and to see my children continue in this tradition was more than just rewarding. It was .... fulfilling.
This is the first year my daughters participated because this year Maria has been attending Greek afternoon school. Ioanna just decided to join in anyway LOL.
It is a pretty major event here in Sydney. It is usually held at the steps of Sydney Opera House which most of you would know is one of Sydney's , if not Australia's most famous buildings. The march begins in the centre of the city and it is still amazing to me that this big city would shut part of its streets down to accommodate us. We live in a wonderful multicultural nation!!
For those of you that dont know this, I was born in Greece and moved to Australia with my family when I was 11, in 1989. I spoke NOT a word of English....but I managed to get to university and become a teacher. I married my Italian husband when I was 20 and our children are lucky to be brought up in 2 very dominant cultures and we speak all 3 languages at home. We sure are a mix of characters in this household.....LOL!
SO anyway..there is a little historical lesson for you from the teacher LOL!
Here are some close ups..
Hope you are having a great week everyone.
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