Saturday, 25 March 2017

25η Μαρτιου - Independence Day ...

Its Greek Independence day - Remember these words - Ελευθερία ή θάνατος - Freedom or Death ...

25 Μαρτίου 2014 ...
Here in Skiathos, Greek Independence day, like everywhere else in Greece will be celebrated with a parade, on its National day which is a holiday ...

'On March 25, 1821,  Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the Greek flag at the Monastery of Agia Lavra in Peloponnese, and the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire was officially born. The battle cry “Freedom or Death” was taken up by thousands, and war was waged for 9 years (1821-1829) until a small part of modern Greece was finally liberated and declared an independent nation'

Glasses will be raised down on the port, perhaps a few hundred litres of coffee consumed, perhaps a meze or seven - Its that kind of day ...

Just a reminder for absent minded readers ...

Its one of my favourite Saturday nights of the year...the clocks go forward! Longer days...more light!

Sunday, 26 March 2017 at 03:00:00 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to 04:00:00 local 'daylight time' instead

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 26 Mar 2017, than the day before. There will be more light in the evening ...

In other words, the island is getting ready for summer ...

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