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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...

Greek Australians in Sydney Prepare to Celebrate Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence

The Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales recently established a committee tasked with planning the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the beginning of Greece's War of Independence in 1821. The committee is composed of prominent members of the...

Historic Dimitsana, The Pride of Greece's Arcadia Region

Dimitsana is a delightful medieval village, located in the Peloponnesian district of Arcadia, southern Greece, just three hours by automobile from Athens. The picturesque village is at an altitude of 1000 meters (3,280 feet) which means it can see...

Today's Google Doodle Honors the Greek Revolution

Google is honoring the nation of Greece today by today by dedicating its doodle to the March 25 anniversary of the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire. An animation with the Greek flag will replace the logo on Google's homepages all...