The celebrations of August 4, 1936
A day just like today, 84 years ago, a 4th of August, Ioannis Metaxas established his regime. As a commemoration, August 4 became a day of national holiday and throughout the dictatorship it was celebrated with massive rallies and festivities all across Greece. Celebrations often included spectacular athletics performances, speeches by Metaxas and top officials, almost pagan rituals and folkore showcases of all kinds. These are some pictures of such celebrations.