Our family includes various nationalities and now we have welcomed a NZ-Serbian branch. Their history is similar to that of Greece. Serbia was over-run by the Ottoman Turks and were ruled by them for over 300. Greece too was under their rule for 400 years.
Greece celebrates their independence on 25th March with all the usual stuff. The main events took place in central Athens. There was a big parade with a military band, soldiers in traditional uniform, a speech from the President of the Republic, a show of tanks and weapons and 4 rafale fighter jets from the french aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle joined in the flyover of Greek jets and helicopters. Grand stuff.