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Los Angeles to Illuminate Landmarks for Greek Bicentennial Celebration

The city of Los Angeles will mark Greece's bicentennial on March 25 by illuminating the iconic pylons outside its international airport, LAX.

Was 1821 a Greek Revolution or a War of Independence?

The Greek War of Independence was the subject of an online lecture co-hosted by the Consulate General of Greece in Boston and College Year in Athens.

Greece to Honor Haiti in FM’s Visit

Greece will honor Haiti for being the first nation in the world to recognize Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821.

German Embassy Celebrates Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence

The German Embassy in Athens will begin its year-long commemoration of the Greek War of Independence with a celebration of 21 German philhellenes.

Chios Massacre: The Worst Atrocity Committed by the Ottomans Against Greeks

The Chios massacre of 1822 was perhaps the worst atrocity carried out by the Ottomans against Greeks during the War of Independence. Approximately three-quarters of the population of 120,000 were killed, enslaved or died of disease after thousands of Turkish...

Prominent Artists and Officials Added to Greece 2021 Committee

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday approved the expansion of the Greece 2021 committee, which is responsible for designing and supervising the celebrations to mark the bicentennial anniversary of Greece’s War of Independence. Committee President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki hailed the decision,...

Greek War of Independence Battles Brought to Life Through Playmobil Toys

Key events from the 1821 Greek War of Independence have now been recreated with plastic Playmobil figurines and accessories within dioramas. The colorful recreations were shown in an exhibition which opened on Tuesday at the National Historical Museum in...

Theodoros Kolokotronis: Ultimate Symbol of the Greek Revolution

Theodoros Kolokotronis is undoubtedly the ultimate symbol of the Greek War of Independence, which took place from 1821 to 1830.

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,...