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CELEBRATIONS for the NATIONAL HOLIDAY of MARCH 25

The 25th of March is a holiday of double significance for Greeks.

First of all it is a religious holiday since on that very day the Archangel came to the Virgin Mary for the Annunciation and the news of the upcoming birth of Christ.

Apart from this, it is a national holiday,  since this day marks  the beginning of the 1821 Hellenic Revolution against the 400-year Turkish Domination of Greece .

It was considered the ideal period for the uprising of the Greeks who had undergone huge ordeals under the Turkish domination. The Revolution started in southern Greece since many men experienced in war matters lived there. There were also many ships and naval forces in these areas so as to deal a decisive blow to the enemy and help the Greeks achieve their goal of Freedom.

The 25th of March is being celebrated by all Greeks all over the world with memorials and parades of the local young people and some armed forces in an attempt to display power and in commemoration of those glorious days.

In the Platanias Municipality there are many such celebrations in various places and all the

Municipal Units of Platanias.

What has been scheduled for these celebrations on Monday, March 25 :

PLATANIAS  TOWN :

10:00 am : A memorial Service will be held in the the Temple of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Lower Platanias.

10:30 am : A memorial will be heldat the monument within the church yard.

Laying of Wreaths

MALEME

 10:00 am : A memorial Service will be held in the the Church  of Agios Antonios (St. Anthony)

10:30 am : A memorial will be heldat the monument within the church yard.

Laying of Wreaths.

VOUKOLIES TOWN :

 10:00 am : A memorial Service will be held in the Church of the Assumption of Christ .

11:00 am : Delivering of a speech regarding the events being commemorated

Students” parade

A memorial service at the monument in the town square

Laying of wreaths

Recitation of poems relevant to the events.