05 Apr What we celebrate on March 25th?
Greeks celebrate the 25th March a double holiday: a historical and a religious one. The War of Independence against the Ottoman Turks which started in 1821.
Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation by archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she should become the mother of Jesus Christ the Son of God. 25th of March is exactly nine months before Christmas!
Greece marks the double holiday with Parades and Cod fish (Bakaliaros). This day all Greeks eat fried cod fish with garlic dip (skordalia)!!!
Why fried? Because that’s almost the only tasty way to eat the salted cod – the thought was that not all the region have availability to fresh fish.
Why garlic sauce? Because only garlic sauce matches with the fried Cod fish and as we know fried foods raise the pressure and garlic lowers the pressure.
Happy Greek Independence Day!