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Parade and celebrations for Thessaloniki patron to be held as usual

The parade on Oxi Day, October 28 in Thessaloniki and the celebrations for the patron of the city, Agios Dimitrios will ne held as usually, Interior Minister, Makis Voridis, told state broadcaster ERT on Monday. He added that the parade will take place in the presence of all citizens, not …

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People parade in Giannitsa as if no bans and no pandemic (video)

Students, citizens and members of the Army and associations ignored the measures and bans of social gatherings due to the pandemic and staged a parade in the town of Giannitsa, the Regional Units of Pella in Central Macedonia. Holding Greek flags and playing military marches, they marched through the pedestrian …

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25. March 2019 – Military Parade in Athens – Live Stream

The big military parade on 25. March that marks the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire in 1821 traditionally starts at 11 o’ clock in the morning. The parade starts with the heroes wounded in wars of modern Greek history, i.e. WWII, Cyprus. They are followed by rescue groups of …

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Gavdos: How to hold a National Day Parade when not enough children (video)

Greek tradition wants school children to hold parades on the eve of the national and religious holiday on 25. March. While in Athens and other big cities, a lottery decides who is to parade and who remains out due to the high number of pupils, in some remote Greek areas …

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Students’ Parade on Greece’s Independence Day in downtown Athens (picts)

Students honored Greece’s Independence Day, March 25th, with the traditional big parade in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens downtown on Saturday.  This year, the parade to honor the Independence War against the Ottomans in 1821 had a specific symbolism due to the intensified tensions with Turkey and the …

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Justin Trudeau: Grand Marshall in Greek Independence Day parade in Montreal

For over 40 years, thousands have gathered in Montreal to celebrate Greek Independence Day with a parade. This year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has attended the parade in the past, opened the march as Grand Marshal of the festivities. Trudeaus was greeted with enthusiasm and he for ten minutes …

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Greece’s Independence Day: Evzones: 60 nails per clog, 400 pleads per occupation year

With an impressive military parade Greece celebrates the Independence Day on March 25th. As every year, the parade starts with Evzones, the members of the Presidential Guard, a historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army that now has a ceremonial role. Evzones’ march style consists of normal …

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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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UPD Athens: draconian security measures due to students’ parade

It’s not German Chancellor Angela Merkel coming to Greece, neither US-President Barrack Obama on an official visit. It’s only the students’ parade on the occasion of  “25th March” National Day commemorating the launch of Greek Independence war against the Ottoman occupation.  And yet. Three thousand policemen have taken downtown Athens …

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Rhodes parade: protester punches police chief, woman stabs city council member

Independence Day parade on the islands of Rhodes turned bloody. A woman stabbed a member of the city council, while a protester punched the local police director right in the face. According to local news portal rodiaki.gr, the incidents started with a group of protesters verbally attacking local and regional …

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Athens: one detention ahead the National Day parade

The students’ parade had not started yet and Greek police already detained one man for trying to break the police cordon and watch the parade. According to Greek media, the man is member of Spitha movement of famous musician Mikis Theodorakis. The group wanted to protest for the draconian security …

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Greek Army Dismisses Claims “1,000 Soldiers Would be Part of Security Measures Forces during Oxi-Day Parades”

“The army has no involvement in security measures,” said Yiannis Sifakis, spokesman of Land Forces Chief of Staff on Friday. This statement dismisses claims raised by main opposition party, left-wing  SYRIZA that 1,000 troops would be part of the security measures forces during the 28. October military parade in Thessaloniki. …

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Protests Against the President Trigger Political Confrontation

Strong political confrontation broke out in Greece after protesters insulted the President of the Greek Republic, Karolos Papoulias, and enforced the cancellation of the October 28th – OXI Day military parade in Thessaloniki. After the protesters insisted on hindering the stat of the parade, a visible angry and deeply insulted President decided to …

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