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Celebration program for Transformation of the Savior day and 194th Anniversary of Mykali naval battle.
Time 10:30 Praise in the Holy Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior
Time 11:00 Memorial ceremony and wreath deposition at Andrianta of Lykourgos Logothetis
Time 11:30 Presentation of Greek dances by the dance group “Lykourgos” at Irene Square in Pythagorion.
Time 20:30 Presentation of Greek dances by Samians dance groups on the main Pythagorion Street..
Few words about history
After the revolution of Samians against Othomans in 1821, they try to occupy Samos. The decisive battle took place on August 6 1824, where the head of the fleet Chosref Pasha, ordered general attack, leading to suffer incalculable losses from the Greek fleet, forcing them to abandon the effort and fled to Asia Minor.
That date coincides with the feast of the Transfiguration and Lykourgos Logothetis decided to engraved on a marble slab «ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΣΑΜΟΝ ΕΣΩΣΕΝ 6 ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ 1824» (=Christ saved Samos in 6 August 1824), in the church of metamorphosis in Pythagorio and celebrated this date every year in Pythagorion till today.
Municipality of Samostop