May 19, 2015

19th of May: Remembrance Day

19th of May: Remembrance Day
Every year on the 19th of May, the Greek Pontic Association of Santorini celebrates the remembrance day of the massacre and genocide of the Greek populations of Pontus (today Northern Turkey) from 1914 till 1922.
A memorial has been erected by this active Pontic Association in the small square near the Port Police in Fira.
This year’s celebrations involve a 5km race today, where everybody can participate either by running or by walking the specified distance.
The race starts at 7:30 pm at the quarters of the Association in Mesaria.