On this day, we commemorate the fall of our beloved Sicily to the Aghlabid Arabs.
On August 1st, 902 A.D., the Arabs captured the last Byzantine-Greek stronghold at Comune di Taormina (Ταυρομένιον).
In the aftermath, the city lay in ruins, and the indigenous Greek [Siceliot] inhabitants massacred.
Today, we honor the memory of all the innocent victims of Taurmina. May their memory be eternal!