1821

Heroes of the 1821 Revolution Adorn Athens’ National Garden

The open air exhibition in Athens titled 'History Has A Face' is already in progress in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence

The Friendship Between Thomas Jefferson and Adamantios Korais

Philologist Adamantios Korais and the third American President, Thomas Jefferson, exchanged important correspondence during the Greek War of Independence, sharing ideas on the concepts of democracy and liberty. The little-known friendship and exchange of ideas between the two men can be...

Philhellenes Who Fought in Greek War of Independence

Philhellenes who fought in the Greek War of Independence will be honored by a museum that will open its doors soon in Greece, in celebration of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence. The new "Museum of Philhellenism," which will...

On the Trail of Rigas Feraios, Protomartyr of Greek Independence

Like so many Greek kids in the Diaspora, I attended Greek School for a while. The March 25th Celebration always entailed a few kids in Foustanellas and Amalias, and the obligatory poem. On the short list was always the "Thourios...

US Celebrates Greece’s Bicentennial with Educational, Cultural Events

The US will celebrate Greece's Bicentennial in 2021 with a series of educational and cultural events to mark 200 years of friendship and amity between the two nations, according to the US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt. The celebration, entitled...

Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence Gets Flavor of Naples

The Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence won't just be celebrated in Greece this year; it will also be celebrated in Naples, Italy, in an exhibition created by a collaboration of experts from that country, as well as Greece and...

Ambassador Maslov Highlights Russian Role in Greek Revolution of 1821

Andrei Maslov, the Ambassador of Russia to Greece, explained recently his nation's role in assisting the Greeks during the War of Independence and the Greek Revolution of 1821. Speaking with Greece's OPEN tv, Maslov explained how the Russians were either...

Piraeus Bank Sponsors Program for 200th Anniversary of Greek War of Independence

An agreement to promote Piraeus Bank's Anniversary Action Program to diaspora Greeks and Greeks living abroad for the national celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence of 1821, was signed between the General Secretariat of...

Greek Community of New South Wales Presents Greek Bicentennial Program

Sydney's  Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales will present a full slate of events celebrating the bicentennial of modern Greece in 2021. The bicentennial, commemorating Greece's triumphant release from the bonds of centuries of Ottoman rule, will be...

Martyrs for the Greek Language: How the Orthodox Church Saved Greek During Ottoman Rule

The reason that the Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule is mainly due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language at a time of persecution of Greek culture and faith. The contribution of...