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The Nation’s Greek-Australian grandparents are very cranky this afternoon, as their grandchildren begged them to take the advice of medical experts seriously, four weeks before Orthodox Easter is set to take place.
This comes as the Prime Minister and state and territory leaders want all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people to be suspended from Monday amid fears about the spread of coronavirus.
The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne had already been cancelled, and spectators for cricket games banned. The Super Rugby has been discontinued indefinitely.
The NRL, soccer and AFL matches will go ahead without crowds, for the time being.
However, ethnic households across Australia have been running late on their COVID-19 protocol – with Greek Easter just around the corner.
Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which often differs from the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries – this year it is supposed to be held on the 19th of April. But it won’t be
There were tears in Betoota’s Flight Path District today, as yiayia has been delivered the tragic news that it’s highly irresponsible for the family to go ahead with this year’s Greek Easter.
“Why you no love me anymore?” yiayia tells her concerned grandchildren this afternoon
“I already start cooking”
While the rugby league and Hillsong have somehow been able to get passes from the government to continue practicing indefinitely – The Greek community don’t appear to have that much clout with Scotty.
“Why” says yiayia.
“The bat virus nothing. I survive worse on the boat”
At time of press the family was trying to console yiayia with talk about maybe doing a big one next year, down on the beach at Brighton Le Sands, or maybe Wollongong or something.
MORE TO COME.