25th March Greek Independence Day
Greece celebrates the start of the war of Independence, from Turkey, back in 1821'
Since the catastrophic earthquake in Turkey. when Greek rescue teams were some of the first to offer assistance in searching for survivors, the two countries have become friendly neighbours instead of deadly enemies. The Turkish Foreign Minister even sent a letter of congratulations to Greece (for throwing off the yoke of the Ottoman Empire?) emphasising 'good neighbourly ties'.
But Greece doesn't call itself 'Greece'. The country is known to the Greeks as Ellada or Ellas or the Hellenic Republic.
'The name of Greece differs in Greek. The ancient and modern name of the country is Ellas (or Hellas) or Ellada and it's official name is the Hellenic Republic. However, the country is usually called Greece which comes from the Latin 'Graecia' as used by the Romans'
Paraphrased from Wikipedia
Is it Holland, Netherlands, Nederland or Le Pas Bas?
How about Britain, or is that the United Kingdom? Never mind that it's made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Why isn't Germany called Deutschland?
Will New Zealand ever change it's name to Aotearoa?
All very interesting if you have time to jump down the rabbit hole.
Did I mention that it's a church fiesta today too?
'The Feast of the Annunciation marks the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary during which he told her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, Son of God'