25th March Independence Day – Programme of events in the Municipality of Platanias

PROGRAMME OF THE NATIONAL ANNIVERSARY “March 25, 1821” IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PLATANIAS
(Tavronitis, Gerani, Maleme, Kolymbari, Spilia, Voukoulies, Platanias)

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.

PROGRAMME:

TAVRONITIS
10:00 Doxology at the Holy Church of Myrtidiotissa
10:40 Memorial service at the monument of those executed on Tavronitis beach and
             laying of wreaths
11:00 Pupils’ Parade with the participation of Tavronitis Kindergarten-Primary School and 
             EPAL (Vocational Evening School)

KOLYMBARI
10:30 Doxology at the Holy Church of Agia Marina in Kolymbari
11:00 Memorial service at the Memorial of the Fallenand laying of wreaths
Parade
 of a delegation of students from the Kolymbari Kindergarten, Primary School and  Kolymvari Junior High School

SPILIA
09:30 Doxology at the Holy Church of Myrtidiotissa in Spilia10:30 Memorial service at the Heroes’ monument in Spilia

GERANI
09:45 Doxology at the Holy Church of Evangelistria
11:00 a.m. Memorial service at the Fallen Memorial in lower Gerani

MALEME
10:00 Doxology at the Holy Church of Agios Antonios in Maleme
Memorial service at the war memorial.

PLATANIAS
10.00 Doxology at the Holy Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Kato Platanias

10.30 Memorial service at the monument to the fallen at the Church area and laying of 
            wreaths.

VOUKOULIES
10:00 Doxology at the Holy Church of Transfiguration of the Savior

10:50  Memorial service at the  monument of the fallen (Voukolies square) and laying of wreaths

10:30 Pupils’ Parade with the participation of theKindergarten, Primary School and
              High School of Voukoulies.

Source: Municipality Platanias

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.