Οfficial celebration of the Day of the Patron Saint of Thessaloniki Agios Dimitrios, the 109th Anniversary of the Liberation of the city and the Epic of ’40
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October 26 | 18:00 - 20:00
In the presence of the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis, the official celebration of the Day of the Patron Saint of Thessaloniki Agios Dimitrios, the 109th Anniversary of the Liberation of the city and the Epic of ’40 at the University of Aristotle , on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 18.30, in the Ceremony Hall of AUTh.
The ceremony will be opened by the Choir “Giannis Mantakas” of AUTh with the Apolytikio of Agios Dimitrios-arr. by Christos Samaras, under the direction of Erifili Damianou. This will be followed by the address of the Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Professor Nikolaos G. Papaioannou, and the recitation of the Solemnity of the day by the General Secretary of the Academy of Athens, Honorary Professor of the Department of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. conditions in the superhuman heroism of the Greeks in the years of Polygenesis and in the Epic of ’40 “.
Then, in the musical part of the event, the Choir “Giannis Mantakas” of AUTh, accompanied by an organic ensemble of students of the Department of Music Studies of AUTh, will perform excerpts from “Axion Esti” by Mikis Theodorakis, on the poetry of Odysseas Elytis.
The ceremony of the celebration of October 26 will end with the National Anthem by the Choir “Giannis Mantakas” of AUTh.