ο Χορός του Ζαλόγγου, this dance represents the Greek women who threw themselves and their children off the mountain, rather than be taken as prisoners by the Turks, or have their children raised as Turks, to one day battle with Greeks.
Eleftheria i thanatos "freedom or death") is the motto of Greece. It arose during the Greek War of Independence in the where it was a war cry for the Greeks who rebelled against Ottoman rule
Double Celebration on of March in Greece! Celebrating the declaration of independence from Ottoman Empire in Start of the Greek War of Independence! Painting by THEODOROS VRIZAKIS 1819 - 1878 "The Exodus of Messolonghi"