It continues to stand as a symbol in many ways: it is the symbol of democracy and the Greek civilisation.
We’ve also listed out the dates for Greek Easter for the next decade so you can start planning dinner now!
Everyone with Greek citizenship is entitled to a Greek national ID or police identity card (δελτίου αστυνομικής ταυτότητας/(deltiou astynomikis tautotitas), although only those permanently living in Greece really need one.
Used in all public and private transactions, it is required to get an , sign a contract (lease, work, prepaid phone or subscription, utility bills, purchase a home), take part in examinations, enroll in school or a university, see a state doctor, register for state insurance, collect unemployment, get married, receive pension payments and so much more.
According to Greek Orthodox tradition, nearly every day of the year is dedicated to some Christian saint or martyr.
When someone in Greece is named after one of these saints, that saint’s celebration day becomes their “name day” and is celebrated much like their actual birthday. Ignatius or Ignatios, was a Patriarch of Constantinople in the late 800s.