Greek Flag Clothing & Gear:

Greek Flag Clothing and Gear

The Greek flag represents three basic inherent needs in mankind; the love of God, the love of freedom, and the love of peace. The design is relatively simple, consisting of four white and five blue horizontal stripes, with a white cross on the inner upper corner.

Blue and white are the national colors of Greece. Blue symbolizes the vastness and tranquility of the sky and the seas. White denotes the purity of motif in the struggle for independence. And, the white cross represents the Christian religion which has been an integral part of Greek life since the Apostle Paul preached the gospel to the Athenians.

The Greek War of Independence (1821-1831), also known as the Greek Revolution was a successful war waged by the Greeks to win independence for Greece from the Ottoman Empire. Independence was finally granted by the Treaty of Constantinople in July 1832 when Greece (Hellas) was recognized as a free country. The Greeks were the first of the subject peoples of the Ottoman Empire to secure recognition as a sovereign power. Greeks celebrate their Independence day annually on March 25.