Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Pontic Greek Genocide Remembered in Athens

 

Pontic Greek Genocide Remembrance Day, which commemorates the systematic killing of Greeks who lived on the shores of the Black Sea, by the Ottoman Turks during World War I and the subsequent Greco-Turkish War, was honored on Wednesday May 19, 2021, by the Greek Parliament.

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Related links:
Pontian Greek Genocide Memory Day in Athens
Wikipedia: Greek genocide




Sunday, April 25, 2021

Musicians and Art Workers Protest Rally in Athens, Greece



Hundreds of Art Workers rally in the center of the Greek capital on Sunday 25 April 2021, to highlight the plight of the music industry during the current pandemic. Actors, musicians, dancers and people from the entire spectrum of the art scene protest to put pressure on the government to give more support to self-employed artists, as theaters and music venues remain closed.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821

 Greece celebrates the 200 years since the beginning of the Greek War of Independence of 1821 against the Ottoman Empire which led to its modern state.
An impressive military parade for the bicentennial of theGreek Revolution of 1821 was held in Athens, a ceremony that was off limits to the public due to coronavirus restrictions. The public was able to watch only through live television coverage or online streaming.
Because of the historic significance of this year’s Greek Independence Day parade, some squads are wearing traditional costumes from different regions of the Greek mainland and the islands, while actual historical artifacts — many of which have not been exhibited before, were also featured in the parade. Athens, Greece,March 25, 2021.

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