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The 25th of March was the Google Doodle

Google is honoring the 25th of March, a day celebrating the Greek Revolution of 1821, and the Annunciation with its current Doodle, which is a waving Greek flag. The 25th of March is celebrated with solemnity every year in Greece, Cyprus,...

195 Years Since the First Greek Newspaper Publication

August 1 marks the 195th anniversary since the first Greek newspaper “Elliniki Salpinx” was published in Kalamata by Theoklitos Farmakidis. The newspaper was published using the printing equipment that Demetrios Ypsilantis had brough to Greece from Trieste. Farmakidis, was born...

PM Tsipras on Independence Day: 'Next Page of Our History Belongs to a New Greece'

The Greek revolution of 1821 was the result of European and Greek Enlightenment and a carrier of modern values of freedom with social justice, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in his message ahead of the Greek Independence Day...

The Real March 25th and Greece's Liberation Is Not Like We Know It [video]

For us Greeks, March 25, 1821 is a date that fills us with national pride. It marks our liberation from Ottoman rule and the start of the independent, modern Greek state. Yet historians beg to differ, ruining a good myth,...

After Yogurt, Bottles, and Stones, Greeks Add Eggs to Protest Arsenal

After picketing their homes, jeering them, pelting them with yogurt, throwing bottles and stones at them, Greek citizens have taken to venting their frustration with the country’s economic woes by hurling eggs at politicians. Deputy Minister for Citizen’s Protection Manolis...

Why We Are All Destroying Greece

7hcOYs659uQ Greece, why did we destroy everything at Syntagma? The stairs, the benches, the camps that people had created protesting against a government that was voted by the people and then couldn't live up to its promises....

General Strike Leads to Full Scale Rioting in Athens

General strike sees thousands of protesters gathering in the center of Athens, mostly workers who happily took time off from their jobs to protest against a new round of austerity reforms which must pass in two parliamentary votes on Wednesday and Thursday.

Apple Commercial Inspires Greek Revolution Viral Video

yUMjuGMeWug The above video is based on an old Apple commercial with real pictures of Spain and Greece.  The video shows the broad range of Greece's protesters, from little kids to elderly couples taking up Greece's squares and streets trying...