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Greece Plans Free Full Moon Celebrations

Greek full moon celebrations at Delphi, the Cyclades and Northeastern Aegean islands archaeological sites and museums, will offer Odysseus Elytis poem readings on the evening of August 10th, according to ANA-MPA.

The full moon commemorations will begin at 9:00 and last until midnight, with a free entrance fee to the public.  The 21st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities offered the following statement concerning the events: "In ancient times, both on the Aegean Islands and in Delphi, people worshiped the same god, Apollo, who was the personification of all those special characteristics that make the Greek culture unique: light, harmony, balance, measure, poetry, music. Since the work of Odysseus Elytis has condensed all these Apollonian elements of "Hellenism", we chose his poetry as the theme of this year's Full Moon events. We will also give visitors his text on a "Plan for an introduction to the Aegean", which includes all images, feelings and thoughts of those who have lived or have visited and loved the islands of the Archipelago."

The 21st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities added, "Our goal, in the hard times the country has been going through, is to enhance a feeling of optimism, pride and belief in our culture, and at the same time, since all the events are based on the work of volunteers, to showcase the values of offering, volunteering and cooperation, as we believe that these are our strongest weapons to deal with the difficult times we live in".

(Source: ANA-MPA)