Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Happy Independence Day Greece!

If you have followed my blog for a bit, you might remember my writings of the "No - day" in Greece, back in October. Well today -  raise your glasses and throw your hats up high up in the air for the other National Day of Greece. Because today we celebrate Independence Day. Hurray!

You see, after 400 years of foreign rule, the war of independence broke out in Greece in March 1821. It was time to fight for freedom from the mighty Ottoman empire, and re-establish Greece as a nation. It should turn out to be a long and hard fight, and also the superpowers Russia, France and England intervened. But, even though, first in May 1832 as a result of years of negotiations (and fights...), Greece was finally recognized as an independent nation.

All over Greece, there are parades and celebrations today. The heroes from the past are remembered and honored and the future of Greece - the children - are celebrated. And the National Anthem is heard...

So, please join me for a tribute to the past:

And for a celebration of the future:
Pic from Shutterstock.com
And while we are at it - let's hear it for the present too, shall we? Here's to this wonderful country and to all our Greek friends and family: Hipp hurray! Χρονια πολλα! And what's not to love .... Just have a look:

Fruitsalad at the beach....
Outdoor concerts and plays at ancient ground...
Idyllic harbors..
The colors of Greece....

Cute houses... 
and a sundowner at the sea...
Update: So, I am a proud and very happy Write Triber:-) And today my " Making a Difference" post about the NGO I volunteer work was published on Write Tribe. You can read it here.
Also: Thank you dear Corinne, and to all (blogger) friends for your kind support and friendship:-)

Thanks for following dear reader! Good evening from Mumbai! 

30 comments:

  1. Greece is on my bucket list. It looks like one of the most heavenly places on Earth.

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    1. I am sure you would love it Talya:-)

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  2. Greece ! I wish to visit it some day!

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    1. I hope you will:-) Nice to see you here Nabanita:-)

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  3. Dearest Eli,
    Happy Independence Day!
    Such lovely photos and may all those sacrifices made over 70 years, fighting for freedom and independence, never be in vain.
    Let's hope the young generation will still understand what this was all about...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you dear Mariette:-) Thank you for your kind words - I always appreciate them so much:-) Big hugs to you

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  4. Happy Independence Day Eli, and thanks for the lovely post!

    So now I know a a bit more about Greece, something beyond the tourism brochures. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ragini:-) Happy you liked it:-)

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  5. Happy Independence Day, Greece!! Thanks for throwing a light on the past and present glory of Greece!! It is such a picturesque place!! :)
    Thank you for sharing about the noble cause you are associated with Eli :)
    Admire and appreciate it :) Cheers :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Shilpa:-) So happy for your kind words. Big hugs to you dear:-)

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  6. Happy Independence Day Eli!
    And so much information about Greece.. thank you for sharing!
    the pictures are lovely :)

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    1. Thank you so much:-) So happy you enjoyed it! All the best

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  7. The pictures are beautiful. Thank you for the lovely visual tour.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words:-) All the best

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  8. Wonderful insight into Greek history and culture...a happy Independence Day, Greece!

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    1. Thanks a lot Michelle! So happy you liked it:-) Hugs

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  9. Loved reading about Greek history on this day of the country's celebration. Such a beautiful place! ♥

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    1. Thanks a lot Kathy:-) Your kinds words make me so happy:-) Hugs your way

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  10. Happy Independence day Greece. It must have been a wonderful celebration. Thanks for sharing all the lovely details and photographs.

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    1. Thank you so much:-) So happy to see you here:-)

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  11. To be free is the longing of every captive country.Independence day is always cherished in all free countries.Nice pictures of Greece.
    Will read Making a difference post.

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    1. Yes, that is so true:-) Thanks for your kind comment:-)

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  12. That picture of the fruit salad is so perfectly placed that it looks like a boat :D

    Freedom is such a wonderful thing and one we take for granted. Glad to see you reminding us all of the value. Happy Independence to Greece :)

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    1. It is a boat:-) Ha ha - isn't it great? Thank you so much for you kind words Shailaja:-) Nice to see you here:-)

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  13. Happy Independence to Greece!!! Seeing your post on "Happy NO-day! - Go celebrate, Greece !" made me love Greece!

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    1. Aawww - you are so sweet:-) It's a very lovable country:-) Hugs to you and thanks for following

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  14. I would love to visit Greece one day!! Thank you for posting about this - I wasn't aware of many of these facts :)

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    1. I hope you will be able to visit:-) Thank you so much for your kind words:-) All the best

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