Tag: Greek history

Feast Day of Agios Gerasimos, Patron Saint of Kefalonia

Feast Day of Agios Gerasimos, Patron Saint of Kefalonia

The Patron Saint of Kefalonia island, Agios Gerasimos, has been a source of solace and strength for locals and pilgrims that arrive at the island to receive his grace every year. His holy…

On this day in 1944, Athens is liberated from Nazi forces

On this day in 1944, Athens is liberated from Nazi forces

On Thursday, 12th October 1944, the Germans lowered their swastika flag from the Acropolis and finally left Athens. The Nazi forces in Greece vacated the Greek capital and began their withdrawal north,…

Billy Cotsis launches new book set in 1453 Constantinople

Billy Cotsis launches new book set in 1453 Constantinople

Second generation Greek Australian Billy Cotsis, has written a number of books including the acclaimed Many Faces of Hellenic Culture, Once upon a time in Crystal Palace and From Pyrrhus to Cyprus. Recently, he has added one more to his publishing list- 1453: Constantinople & the Immortal Rulers or there are no dogs here.

September 24, Feast Day of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

September 24, Feast Day of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

Every year on September 24, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa which was found on Kythera in the 14th century. “The Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Of…

Kastellorizian Jewellery: A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture 6

Kastellorizian Jewellery: A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture

Inspired by the recognition that Kastellorizio’s once thriving culture was being lost and scattered, Nick Bogiatzis’ latest book ‘Kastellorizian Jewellery. A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture’ provides an absorbing and informative insight into the island’s jewellery.

On this day in 1955, The Constantinople riots begin

On this day in 1955, the Constantinople riots begin

The Constantinople pogrom, also known as the Constantinople riots, Septemvriana and September events, was an organised mob attack directed at the city’s Greek minority on 6-7 September 1955. The events were triggered…

Written examination required for Greek citizenship

Written examination required for Greek citizenship

The way of acquiring Greek citizenship for a foreigner is changing. According to an Interior Ministry bill that has been submitted for public consultation until September 10, foreign nationals in Greece wanting to acquire citizenship will…

September 1, The Ecclesiastical New Year

September 1, The Ecclesiastical New Year

The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to…

On this day- Athens 2004 Closing Ceremony

On this day – Athens 2004 Closing Ceremony

On this day, August 29, 2004, the Olympic Summer Games ended in the heart of Athens, at the Olympic Stadium. It was a remarkable year, as the Olympic Games had returned to…

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