On the 25th of March, Greece will be celebrating Independence Day. This day is celebrated with parades, from the largest towns to the smallest villages, preparations and rehearsals have been in full swing.

The children, are especially excited, they get to dress up!
Mothers have frantically been gathering together, Greek traditional outfits for the girls, tsaroukia (the shoes worn by the tsoliades), foustanellas (the skirts worn by the tsoliades) and the red fez, for the boys.
The motto for Greece, Freedom or Death, Eleftheria i Thanatos (Ελευθερία ή θάνατος) arose during the War of Independence. The twenty-fifth of March is a double celebration in Greece.
Pride of place takes the annunciation, by Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary , that she would become the mother of Jesus Christ, celebrated by the Greek Church.