Greece Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

March 25 2021 marks the 200 year anniversary since the beginning of the Greek War for Independence

 

Greece, and in fact the entire world, celebrate today the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Day, marking the start of the Greek War for Independence against the Ottoman Empire.

The Ottomans ruled for around 400 years, and as well as showing no regard for Greece’s fascinating history, landmarks, culture or religion – the oppression eventually resulted in the revolution.

Greece had help in this war in particular from the British, French and Russians and eventually were established as an Independent Greek state.

Today, the whole world celebrates this occasion, with landmarks around the world such as the Sydney Opera House and the Eiffel Towel lit up gloriously in blue & white – the colours of the Greek flag – and speeches from our world leaders to commemorate the day.

Of course, celebrations have been dulled down – usually the streets are packed, there are military parades across the whole of Greece, school children walk the streets in their best attire waving their Greek flags proudly. Although the celebration won’t be as visually spectacular this year, today is an unforgettable day for Greek history.

Sydney goes Greek here – https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/03/24/opera-house-greek-australian/

Aegean Airlines even sent out a flight to map out the number ‘200’ in the skies above Greece – https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/03/24/aegean-airlines-200-peloponnese/

 

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