Independence Day is an annual holiday celebrated in countries around the world commemorating the anniversary of the nation's independence. Each country has it's own reason to celebrate and many are celebrated similarly under other names such as National Day, Foundation Day, Statehood Day or name the day for their country.
Greek Independence Day, March 25th, is a celebration marking the day that the Greek War for Independence began in 1821. Greece was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire for around 400 years before they were freed from the Turks.
How Greek Independence Day Celebrated in Greece
In Athens, the celebrations begin on the 24th when a student parade filled with school students and youth associations proceeds through the town. The students typically dress in their school uniforms and sometimes traditional Greek dress. On the 25th another parade proceeds through the town, this one containing squadrons from the armed forces, civil and marching bands, and followed by military vehicles.