Greek Independence Day

Greek Independence Day, also known as Greek National Day or Εικοστή Πέμπτη Μαρτίου (Twenty-fifth of March), commemorates the start of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. On this day, Greeks celebrate their struggle for freedom and honor the heroes who fought for independence.The significance of March 25th dates back to 1821 when Bishop Germanos of Patras raised the Greek flag at the Monastery of Agia Lavra, signaling the beginning of the revolution. Throughout Greece and in Greek communities worldwide, parades, flag-raising ceremonies, and cultural events take place to honor the country’s independence and remember the sacrifices made by those who fought for liberty.Greek Independence Day is a symbol of resilience, unity, and national pride, reminding Greeks of their rich history and heritage while also reaffirming their commitment to freedom and democracy.