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Hellenic Parliament illuminated to mark 1821 Greek Revolution

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For the next ten days, from 9pm to 11pm, a ten-minute video depicting figures and scenes from the 1821 Greek Revolution will be shown every half hour, on the historical Parliament building at Syntagma Square.

2021 is an important milestone for Greece and Greeks around the world.

It marks 200 years since the beginning of the Greek revolution that secured Greece’s independence after centuries of Ottoman Turkish tyranny.

Earlier on Monday, the exhibition “Facing Freedom! In the Greek Parliament two centuries later,” was inaugurated.

It is located in the Plenary Meeting Room.

This is “an exhibition in the glorious chronicle of corresponding initiatives of the Greek Parliament”, said speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Konstantinos Tassoulas, adding: “learning where we started from and how difficult we started, we better understand ourselves, because we compare it with our own past and we call it to land our present and to be optimistic about our own future.”

The president of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou characterised the exhibition as “exceptional”.

She pointed out that “the necessity of establishing a constitutional state was expressed by the Greek insurgents from the first months of the struggle”, emphasising that “in the Constitutions of the Struggle the revolutionaries recorded everything that constitutes and guarantees the unity and cohesion of the nation.”

“We gratefully acknowledge their contribution, study their texts and honour their struggles,” Sakellaropoulou added.

On her part, President of the Greece 2021 Committee Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki  pointed out that in the 200 years after the Revolution, Greek women and men are called to take advantage of the opportunity that this anniversary gives us to respond to a corresponding challenge of accountability and vision.

The exhibition will be accessible online through a special website. More details to come.

*More on GCT: See the impressive photos of the Greek flag raised on the Acropolis for the 1821 Revolution bicentennial