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Greece 1821-2021: The History of the Greek War of Independence

As Greece counts 200 years from the War of independence and stands proud on Europe's eastern border as a member of the EU, the mind reels to the glorious days of 1821

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...

The 10+1 Most Important Figures of Greek Independence

The Greek Revolution of 1821 was Greece's epic struggle for independence. Greek people had been enslaved for many centuries and the revolution was one of the most significant historic events in modern Greek history. The national regeneration struggle was long, unfair,...

Vienna Celebrates March 25 Too

Greeks who live in Austria came together on March 25 for Independence Day celebrations with a doxology sung at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity on Fleischmarkt in the 1st district of Vienna. The celebrations continued...