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Miaoulia is a 10-day festival, dedicated to the annual anniversary of the death of Admiral Andreas Miaoulis (1769-1835), but also to his military action during the liberation struggle of the Greeks (1821-1827). Admiral Andreas Miaoulis was the man who led the united Greek fleet victorious against the Ottoman naval forces during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829). A statue of him dominates the entrance of the harbor and one of the main streets in Hydra Town is named after him. The Miaoulia Festival is held annually, the weekend closest to the 21st June. It is the biggest event on the island and features a series of celebrations that last for two weeks. Celebrations include various artistic events, exhibitions, lectures, musical events, games, theatrical performances, folk dances and sport games. The highlight however, is the reenactment of the burning of a Turkish flagship at the entrance of Hydra’s harbor. The festival ends with a massive firework display.
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