Δευτέρα, 30 Μαρτίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY


On March 25th we celebrate two important things: the Annunciation of Virgin Mary (Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου) and our indepedence day (Επανάσταση του 1821).
This day the students, the army and the societies do march-past.
The girls participated with the Cretan society of Salamina.



The previous day, the students celebrate these events at school, singing songs, reading Greek poetry and performing school plays.
This year, Olga's class took over the preparation of the celebration, with their teacher.


Olga's part was: the golden pages of Greek History.


In the evening, when i was watching the news, i saw something that brought tears in my eyes.
I saw the Greek Societies all over the world marching with our flag and wearing our traditional costumes.
I felt so proud of them.
I'm very proud of being GREEK ORTHODOX.



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27 σχόλια:

ewok1993 είπε...

What a lovely commemoration and celebration of your independence.

Sylvia K είπε...

And you have every right to be proud!! What a beautiful commemoration and celebration!! These are things your children will remember always, just as you do! I was so touched by your post and the beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing, Antigoni!

Janie είπε...

Pride in country and traditions is a very important value to pass on to your children. Looks like a lovely celebration.

mirage2g είπε...

So many fun things to do and watch! Seems an enjoyable one! enjoy!

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Babooshka είπε...

This is fascinating and looks like really enjoyable way to celebrate.

fishing guy είπε...

Antigoni: Congratulation an your independence celebration. It looked like a neat parade.

SandyCarlson είπε...

You folks sure do know how to mark an occasion.

Pagan Sphinx είπε...

It's wonderful when we see immigrants to other countries continue the traditions of their homeland.

Nice photos. Thank you.

Arija είπε...

It is so nice to see the traditional national costumes on Independence Day.

Mary Elizabeth είπε...

Great celebration.
Thanks for sharing.
From Now and Then.
Mary Elizabeth.

Yogi♪♪♪ είπε...

You should be proud. Greece has a proud history and parts of the culture have spread around the world. Even here in Tulsa a big event every year is the Greek Festival one of the local Orthodox churches has in the Fall.

Anette είπε...

It sounds almost like the way we celebrate Norway's independence day 17th of May. The only difference is that we don't have the military in our parades, it's the childrens day mainly, they parade in their finest costumes, carry flags and sing. And they're allowed to eat as much icecream they want. This year my family is celebrating it differently: we're going to Greece! (Rhodos) Hurrah!

Reader Wil είπε...

Right you are! This is so beautiful to celebrate as a country! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Tina είπε...

that looks really nice. you must feel really proud

ayamlin είπε...

Hi Antigoni!
Happy GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY!
it looks very joyful festival!
I wanna join!!

Mediterranean kiwi είπε...

i attended the parade in the centre of athens - it was really interesting, and i had a lovely time myself

Lakshmi είπε...

ive always been fascinated by Greece..

Clara είπε...

Now that's the way to celebrate independence. I love that the read poetry and focus on the great history of the Greek people. The parades and costumes are so beautiful. I can see why you are so proud to be Greek.

Donna είπε...

Looks like you had a Fun and proud day sweetie!!!hughugs

George είπε...

What a wonderful day! I'm glad that children celebrate your independence and culture. Those are priceless things not to be lost.

Brit' Gal Sarah είπε...

I would be proud too, great post

Tabib είπε...

Lovely photos that you should be proud.

The Good Life in Virginia είπε...

a lovely post and your daughter reading was precious.
yes, it makes one feel all good inside about your heritage and your country; i can understand the emotions.

i am proud of my country and heritage as well and thankful for what i have.

take care and thanks for sharing.

Reader Wil είπε...

Thank you my dear friend for the lovely comment on my blog! Hugs, Wil

Catherine είπε...

Seems to remain a great Day.
I imagine how watching your people all over the world can bring a feeling of proudness.
Learning this feeling to young children is very important. To make children and expatriates have a feeling of living identity.
A beautiful parade.
And your last pictures sum up all the post.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest είπε...

Beautiful photos and post Antigoni

leejatta είπε...

You really make your posts with warm heart. It gives warm feelings to our hearts, thank you!