Today, 17 November, commemorates the deaths of 24 students who participated in protests against the military junta government which controlled Greece from 1967-1974. I had been totally unaware of this holiday until the kids told me that they would be having an hour long presentation at school today, rather than classes. They even learned the chant "ΨΩΜΙ, ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ, ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑ!" (BREAD, EDUCATION, FREEDOM!) M was hoping that he'd have the chance to shout it during school.
As it turns out, our big kids spent the day sick in bed. Others spent the holiday doing this.