It marks the anniversary of the raising of the flag of revolution over the Monastery of Agia Lavra in the Peloponnese in 1821 by Bishop Germanos of Patras.
In villages of Greece, it is celebrated with parades by the children of the village. Many proudly wear national costume or their scouting uniforms. Independence Day in Molyvos was no exception with smiling parents and villagers lining the streets to watch.
It is also said by many to be the day that the swallows return to Greece, marking the beginning of summer.
I will keep a lookout and let you know.