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Foreign cities and countries honor the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

Featured Foreign cities and countries honor the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

The timeless message of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Turks of 1821, which still remains relevant to this day, but also the place of today's Greece in the world are honored, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of it in an original way. With the illumination of typical monuments or town halls of more than 50 cities around the world, from Helsinki and Riga in the north, to South Africa and Australia in the south..

Diplomatic sources of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that "Various countries of the world commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Greek revolution with the lighting of emblematic buildings in the colors of the Greek flag. So far, more than 50 cities around the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution by illuminating their iconic buildings in blue and white.

The cities include places connected with the Greek revolution, such as Odessa, where the Friendly Society was founded, but also cities that did not exist at that time such as Tel Aviv.

The choice of buildings also varies from city to city.

The Holy Monastery of the Holy Cross, the oldest Monastery of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, will be illuminated in Jerusalem.

In Munich the Propylaea will be illuminated , which were built in Doric style inspired, freely, by the Propylaea of ​​the Parthenon. Their financing was undertaken by King Louis I of Bavaria, who was a lover of Ancient Greece and of course the father of the first King of Greece, Otto.

The world-famous Opera House will be illuminated in Sydney, while Niagara Falls will be illuminated in Canada.

Also, many cities will honor Greece by lighting their town halls, with perhaps more significant those of Brussels in the Grand Place and Paris on the banks of the Seine.

Tel Aviv will illuminate another landmark building, at least for basketball fans, the Yad Eliau Arena, home of the famous Maccabi Tel Aviv. Similarly, the stadium of the historic Celtics team will be illuminated in Boston.

The interest is in the fact that buildings will be illuminated in cities where there are important Greek communities, such as, for example, in the cities of Australia, Germany, the USA and Canada, but also other cities, such as Lisbon, Helsinki, Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga.

Of course, there were also the unpleasant surprises, such as in Dubai, where due to national mourning the planned lighting will not take place ".