To commemorate the Greek Genocide of Pontus, Greece’s Parliament building in Athens and the White Tower in Thessaloniki were lit up.
The facade of the Parliament building was illuminated with a symbolic logo/message.
In Thessaloniki, the White Tower was illuminated with the letter ‘G’ from the English word Genocide.
The Greek parliament officially recognised the Genocide of the Pontians by the Τurkish state on 24 February 1994 and unanimously voted to make May 19 the day for commemorating their genocide.
Earlier in the day, the famous Evzones soldiers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square were dressed in the Greek uniform.
In honour of the memory of the 353,000 victims of the Greek Genocide in Pontus, a special ceremony was held with hundreds of people, featuring not only evzones, but several delegates from political and community organisations.