Poros Marks National Holiday with School Parade, Student Awards

Pupils from the local elementary and secondary schools will parade along the waterfront in the customary observance of ‘Ohi Day’ as the October 28 national holiday commemorating Greece’s rejection of Mussoloni’s ultimatum is known colloquially.
The day’s events begin at 8 a.m. with the flag-raising at Plateia Iroon, followed by official services at the Ayios Georgios cathedral. The school parade will follow a short wreath-laying ceremony at the Iroon (heroes’) monument and a moment of silence in memory of the island’s war dead.
Immediately afterwards, there will be a special ceremony at the Syngrou Building where commemorative awards will be presented to last year’s graduates who earned entry into university and other institutes of higher education. The Municipality of Poros will also present a special award to Konstantinos Gion, former principal of the Poros Lykeio, in recognition of his many years of service.
The day’s festivities will formally end with the lowering of the flag at 5:30 p.m.