In 2021 Greece celebrates the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
Celebrations culminated in the military parade in Athens on 25 March.
Though deprived of its usual crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade was attended by a number of distinguished guests.
Among them Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, the Defense Minister of France Florence Parly and the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades.
Tanks, units of the Hellenic Armed Forces, mounted troops in traditional costumes marched in front of the Greek Parliament. For the first time, nations that participated in the Greek Independence War were also represented.
US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, represented President Joe Biden and the American people at the parade. American F-16’s participated in the celebrations.
Check out this incredible footage from @HQUSAFEAFAF’s F-16 flyover last week of Athens, celebrating Greece’s bicentennial and 200 years of extraordinary U.S.-Greece friendship! We’re #StrongerTogether. @RAFMildenhall @AirAviano #USGreece2021 pic.twitter.com/HUEdzmvlqA
— U.S. Embassy Athens (@USEmbassyAthens) March 29, 2021
Iconic buildings and monuments around the world were illuminated in honor of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.
Iconic buildings & monuments around the world were illuminated in honour of the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
We thank the Greek communities and our friends & partners across the world for joining us in celebrating this landmark anniversary
📷highlights ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/bwEYOYkOEm
— Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών (@GreeceMFA) March 27, 2021
During an official state dinner at the presidential mansion in Athens, Prince Charles hailed the “strong and vital” ties between the UK and Greece and added “My wife and I could not be more delighted to be back in Greece, which has long held the most special place in my heart.”