1821 ANNIVERSARY


Treasures of the Greek Revolution at the Academy of Athens
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The Academy of Athens is hosting an exhibition on the Greek Revolution of 1821, presenting rare letters and manuscripts from prominent figures of the Greek Enlightenment, works of art, maps, and items associated with Lord Byron and the Philhellenic movement.

Athens: Independence Day parade held with spectators allowed
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Thousands of people lined the streets in central Athens as fighter jets flew overhead and tanks rolled down the street outside Parliament during the Independence Day parade Friday, the first to be open to spectators in two years as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Tsipras: 1821 proves that small nations can defeat great empires
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The 1821 revolution serves as “a timeless example for all the peoples of the world” as it “teaches us that even a small nation can defeat a mighty empire when it declares ‘Liberty or Death’ on its flag,” the main opposition SYRIZA leader said.



Greece marks Independence Day
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A woman with her sons, dressing in traditional costumes, walks next to army tanks before the military parade commemorating Greek Independence Day in Athens, Friday.

PM reiterates call for single European gas market
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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday stressed his government’s efforts to ease the squeeze on households as the war in Ukraine continues to wreak havoc on energy markets, while reiterating his call for a common EU strategy on natural gas procurement.




Athens fountain commemorates national holiday
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The city of Athens has illuminated the fountain in Omonia Square in the colors of the Greek flag ahead of Friday’s celebration of the uprising against the Ottoman Empire 201 years ago.

Kalamata marks independence ahead of March 25
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Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (left) applauds as schoolchildren dressed in traditional costumes parade in front of state and local officials in Kalamata, on Wednesday.

Event in Paris marks 200 years since Greek War of Independence
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It must have been riveting to witness prominent French actress Fanny Ardant, in the crowded Grand Amphitheater (Richelieu) at the Sorbonne University, reading excerpts from the epic poem “The Free Besieged” by Dionysios Solomos and reciting “The Greek Boy” by Victor Hugo – a poem dedicated by the great French writer to the Chios massacre in 1822.