The Kalos Festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is celebrating its 50 th anniversary this week.
The festival, which has a long history in the community, was established in the 1920s by the Australian-born Irishman and his wife, who settled in New South Wales in 1892.
In the late 1960s, the Kolkos movement, a Catholic-based organisation, took over and began a programme of religious ceremonies and activities.
The first Kolkosi Church was erected in 1963, and by 1974 the organisation had grown to become one of the most powerful groups in Australia, with the likes of Tony Blair and Tony Abbott at its helm.
Since then, the celebrations have become one that attracts millions of people.
Last year, more than 150 million people were in attendance.
But what’s more, in the past 50 years, the festival has grown in number and power.
It has been a huge success for the Krakos family, whose members are now considered to be one of Australia’s richest people.
“It’s just a huge family,” Krakosi historian John Krakoses told news.com, “and I guess they have a huge following.”
It has also been a source of pride for the community and a way for the men to honour their ancestors and their heritage.
“They have a very special connection with the community because of their ancestors, and their ancestors were a lot of people that helped build the town and the community,” Krasos said.
“I think it’s a great thing that we’ve been able to hold a Krakosis event for so many years and have continued to hold it and have had such a big impact.”
The Krakoos have also become one to be seen in their backyard, where they have erected a series of statues in the form of Krakoans, and erected a statue of the Irishman’s wife, Mary.
It has become a place for people to come and say hello and meet with the family, Krasies said.
“We’ve got people coming out to the Krasoas’ house on the corner to see the Kraosas, to go and see the Irishmans,” he said.
He said it was an important part of the community to be able to come to and say hi and say goodbye.
“People have always said to us, ‘how are you?’ to the Irish people, and they said that the Irishmen were kind to us,” Kraoses said.
The Kraozas are the oldest and the largest Krakoan families in the world, with more than 400 members.
The oldest member of the family is the late Mr Krakozis son, John, who died in 1997.
“There are a lot more people than there are Krakoes and I’m just very proud of that,” Krosos said of the Krapos.