Today is a double feast for Greece!
Today, us Greeks have a double feast: an Orthodox and a historical one.
1) As far as the Orthodox one, today Orthodox Christians worldwide are commemorating The Annunciation by Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she should become the mother of Jesus Christ the Son of God. 25th March is exactly nine months before Christmas!
2) Greek Orthodox specificaly today are also celebrating the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. The “Greek Revolution” was a successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1830. For another time, the Greek people with the help of God and the support of Virgin Mary managed to achieve great things, to earn their freedom.
So, to all the Orthodox Christians of the world, blessed Feast of the Annunciation, and to all the Greek Orthodox specifically, happy Annunciation and happy Greek Independence Day!