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1821 Greek War of Independence

The Story Behind the First Greek Flag

The first Greek flag was made on the island of Skiathos at the Holy Monastery of Evangelistria in the year 1807.

Descendants of American Philhellenes Helped Greece Again in 1941

A historic discovery was made recently when a Greek immigrant who is a medical professor at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania happened upon a newspaper from 1941 which showed descendants of 1826 philhellenes stepping up to help Greece...

Australia Issues Commemorative Greek Bicentennial Stamps

Commemorative bicentennial stamps honoring Greece's War of Independence in 1821 are being issued by the Australia Post in collaboration with the Holy Archdiocese of Australia. The series comprises four stamps, which depict four heroic clerical figures of the Orthodox Church,...

Greeks of Ukraine Celebrate Hellenic Heritage in Spectacular Festival

The 18th "Great Feast", one of the largest and most beloved cultural events of the Greeks of eastern Ukraine, was held in Mariupol on September 25. This Pan-Ukrainian Festival of Greek Culture is held every two years under the aegis...

Greek Post Office Issues Stamps Honoring Great Philhellenes

In recognition of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, the Greek Post Office is issuing a series of stamps featuring great philhellenes, including Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of Boston. One year ago, the Hellenic Post Office, as it...

The Liberation Of Tripolitsa in The Greek War of Independence

The siege of Tripolitsa, Greece (today's city of Tripolis) was a pivotal moment in the Greek War of Independence and it remains a point of contention between Greeks and Turks, as reflected in the way it is portrayed by...

George Jarvis Commemorated for Role in Greek War of Independence

A churchyard in Argos, Mycenae was where the life of one of the most notable philhellenes, George Jarvis, was commemorated on July 27.

New Museum in Lamia Will Preserve the History of Greek War of Independence

Agreements have been reached this week between the board of the Athens War Museum and regional authorities for Lamia to get its own Museum of Modern Greek History. The establishment of the museum, according to a memorandum of cooperation signed...

The Story Behind the First Greek Flag (Video)

The first Greek flag was made on the island of Skiathos at the Holy Monastery of Evangelistria in the year 1807. It was made on a loom and had a white cross woven across it against a light blue background. The flag was first raised...