The Pancretan Association of America is organizing a series of cultural events from the 5th to the 8th of December in New York in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Crete’s Union with Greece. The festivities will begin with a Symposium at the United Nations entitled “The Cretan nutrition: Crete’s 100 Years of Contributions to Better Nutrition and Healthy Living” on the 5th of December.
The celebration will continue with two more cultural events. A play entitled “A Historical Recount of Events Surrounding the Union” will be presented on the 7th of December at the Kritiko Spiti in Astoria, followed by a musical event composed specifically for the Union.
The event scheduled for the 8th of December is entitled “Memorial Service for the Heroes of the Cretan Struggles for Liberation and Great Doxology & Artoklasia Commemoration for the Enosis.” It will take place in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan and will be officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Dimitrios of America.
The events will conclude that afternoon after laying a wreath at the Statue of Liberty and then the hoisting of the flag at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, in New York.
By Ioanna Zikakou