Thursday , September 24 2020

Zakynthos:- The Volunteeer group of Zakynthos invites all to a memorial service to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Great Earthquake of ’53. VOLUNTEER GROUP OF ZAKYNTHOS invites residents of our island and also visitors who know its history, next Wednesday, August 12 at 11.30 am. ( The day and time when the great earthquake occurred in 1953). To commemorate those who passed away during the earthquake of 1953, a day that changed the history of our land.


The employees of the Municipality of Zakynthos in the Central Cemetery and members of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos will perform a memorial service in front of the monument at the entrance of the Cemetery and at the same time a chapter from the book by DIONYSIOS CH. STRAVOLEMOS FLAME ” will be read.

All the authorities of our island are invited, as well as the inhabitants, to attend so that this day (67 years ago) is not forgotten in any way, but at the same time those who were were lost in such a martyrdom way are commemorated.

To learn more about the Great Ionian Earthquake of 1953 click here

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About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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