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March 25

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,...

Annual Student Parade for Greek Independence Day a Success

The student parade for the anniversary and celebration of March 25th was concluded several minutes after noon. For another year, heavy police forces patrolled  the area, in order to carry out the parade safely and without any unexpected incidents. Before...

President Pavlopoulos Stresses the Importance of Unity in Critical Times

"All the Greeks governed by the ideals of Democracy must now, more than ever, put aside whatever differences and hold a united front of common responsibility in order to successfully confront the great challenges of our times and ensure...

President Pavlopoulos Says it's Time for Greeks to Act United

President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Wednesday in his message to the Greek Diaspora on the national holiday of March 25, stressed the need for a mutual front of responsibility and coordination for all Greeks -- whether they live...

Greek President Praises Diaspora on Greek Independence Anniversary

“The example set by our ancestors in 1821, should inspire use and guide us in perpetuity. Especially now, at this critical juncture,” said the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos in his letter to Greeks abroad, on the...

March 25 Greek Independence Day Parade to be Different This Year

Completely different from what Athenians have seen so far will be this year's military parade in celebration of the Greek Independence Day on March 25. The first parade to take place under the leftist SYRIZA-led government will remind nothing of...

3,000 Police in Athens for Independence Day

Tight security measures will be in place for this year's celebration of Greek Independence Day on Tuesday, March 25, with about 3,000 police officers to be deployed in downtown Athens. Syntagma Square will be blocked, while riot police will control access...