Wednesday, 25 March 2015

25th March National Holiday!

We are off school today as it is the National Holiday of 25th March 1821.
It is raining of course! So almost everywhere around Greece the parades were done under rain. It was funny that this year no bars were put around the politicians to protect them from angry civilians. People could attend the parades and enjoy them and afterwards they could dance to traditional dances! Excellent!
We didn't go to the parade. We stayed in and prepared a special dinner for the family!

Mum made her popular cod fish croquettes (salt cod nuggets)with garlic sauce, I made the salads, tomato and green salad, along with octopus salad. And the dessert orange pie.
Here are a couple of photos taken from yesterday's festivities at school.




 The tsolias (Greek presidential guard) was made at school by our talented Art teacher Ms Yiota.


11 comments:

Marie-Anne said...

Και του χρονου, Αριαδνη! Πολυ ομορφα τα παιδακια στο
σχολειο!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Since we were just in Athens last week, I love seeing the "guards". Thanks for sharing.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Looks like you all had fun! The food looks and sounds fabulous!
Julie xo

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely celebration! Looks like you all had great fun, especially the kids :o)
The good looks amazing - yummy!
Hugs xx

Sheryl S. said...

You always have such nice family get-togethers with yummy food. thanks for sharing.

Mii Stitch said...

I have absolutely no idea behind the history of the Greek national day holiday but it certainly look like you all had a wonderful time :) The kids costume at school were fantastic and your family meal had some yummy food.

DIMI said...

Πολύ όμορφο καί εντυπωσιακό τό τραπέζι μέ τά καλούδια σας Αριάδνη μου!!Καί τού χρόνου!!Γυαλάκια δέν έχει στό Σούνιο,έχη λίγο ποιο πέρα στήν Φωκαία πού μένει η φίλη μου καί γειτονοπούλα μου Marie-Anne!
Kαλό βράδυ!

Kaisievic said...

Happy Greek National Day - your Greek feast looks amazing and the kids look so sweet in their traditional costumes.

Zina Z said...

και με βροχη, καλα περασαμε τελικα! παντα τετοια Αριαδνη και του χρονου με το καλο!

Iris mama goes vintage said...

Το γλεντησατε κανονικάμε τόσες νοστιμιές Αριάδνη μου, μπράβο!!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I loved seeing your little ones in traditional costumes!