Greece’s National Day celebrated March 25, 2008Posted by grhomeboy in Greece News, Special Features.
Tags: Athens, Cyprus, Greece, Greek Independence Day, Greek National Day, Nicosia, Parades
Greeks all over the world observed today Greece’s National Day. Student parades were held in Athens on Monday 24th March, while a grand military parade has taken place today, 25th March, the salute of which was received by the President of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Karolos Papoulias.
The Greek Nation, today celebrates a dual feast, in respect of Greece’s Independence Day, when the War for Independence was declared on 25th March 1821, seeking freedom and liberty from the then Ottoman empire, and a religious major Orthodox Christian feast, the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.
Parades, both student and military, were also held in all towns of Greece and Cyprus. Some photos from these parades follow.
Students parade in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 25th March.
Students parade in Athens, Greece, on 24th March.
Photos from today’s military parade in Athens, Greece, follow in the next post.