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Greeks enjoy Independence Day parades without barriers

For the first time since 2011, Greeks celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the school students and military parades without barriers. The new Greek government decision to remove barriers and allow people to attend the parades at close range has a strong symbolism aiming to demonstrate that neither the government is …

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OXI-Day – Greece’s “No” to Axis Forces on 28. October 1940

¬†Occupation Forces and Ultimatums. It’s not just a history chapter. ¬†Every year, since 2010, we experience the same thing: ultimatums by the country’s lenders. Every time, when ¬†the country should receive the ‘rescue bailout tranche’: ultimatums. Say YES or there is no money.¬†Modern times ‘axis’ forces: so-called “Task EU Forces” …

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Athens: National Day Parades Behind Iron Bars (Mar 24-25/12)

Athenians are stunned to see¬†such draconian security measures during National Day parades.¬†A large¬†area in front of the Greek Parliament has been secured with railings in order to keep away potential troublemakers. The VIP tribune where the political and military leadership of the country take place has been guarded day and …

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What is the 25th March National Holiday in Greece about?

What a beautiful day to celebrate a National Holiday! Sunny and not too warm! Greeks celebrate the 25th March with a double holiday: a historical and a religious one. Greeks celebrate the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. The “Greek Revolution” was a successful war of independence waged by …

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