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Tomorrow it is 200 years ago that Greece gained back it's independence.

Well not exactly as it was 25 Martiou according to the Julian calender and that aquals April 6 on the Gregorian calender we have these days.

Anyway, it will be celebrated as much as possible with this COVID-19.

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I don't know a lot about this... I know the 25th is celebrated as the ...

«Στις 25 Μαρτίου του 1821 ο Παλαιών Πατρών Γερμανός σήκωσε το λάβαρο της Επανάστασης στο Μοναστήρι της Αγίας Λαύρας»

Except none of that is true, and its falsehood has nothing to do with the change of calendar....

The Church has managed to promote the myths* that most modern Greeks believe as history today. Well, it wasn't only the Church but some propagandist-"historians" and of course the Greek state responsible for those myths.


* myths like the Κρυφο Σχολειο, that the church was in favor of the revolution, that Souliotes (Arvanites) were Greeks, that the Greeks fought like lions against the Turks--which they did--though most of their fighting was against other Greeks.... a fight that continued well after the European poweres dealt a decisive blow to the Ottomans at Navarino and into the decades that followed the establishment of the modern Greek state. King Otto, by the way, was the result of this in-fighting. Something like the soccer referees today for the Greek soccer games that are imported from Europe because the natives are incapable or conducting their own affairs.... hmmmm

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A good gesture by the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Band & Chorus. To commemorate 200 Years Greek Independence Day, members of the Soldiers’ Chorus perform the Greek folk song “Dance of Zalongo.”


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