Independence Day Celebrations in Tavronitis, Kolymbari, Platanias and Maleme on 25th March

Greek Independence Day is a national holiday celebrated annually in Greece on 25th March, commemorating the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821.

This day is also one of the holiest days of the Greek Orthodox religion. It is the day of the Annunciation when the archangel Gabriel told Mary she would bear the Son of God.

10:00 Doxology at the Church of Myrtidiotissa
Laying of wreaths  and commemorative prayer at the monument of those executed, Tavronitis beach.
Student parade with the participation of the Primary School of Tavronitis and the EPAL (Vocational Evening School).

10.30 Doxology at the Church of Agia Marina
Commemorative prayer at the Monument of the Fallen and laying of Wreaths

11.00 Parade of a delegation of students of the Primary School and Kindergarten of Kolymbari and the High School of Kolymbari

10.00 Doxology at the Church of the Panagia in Kato Platanias
Commemorative prayer at the monument of the fallen  and wreath laying

10:00 Doxology at the Church of Agios Antonios in Maleme
Commemorative prayer at the monument of the fallen and laying wreaths

Source: Municipality Platanias 


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