Xanthi, Greece, 05 March, 2016
From: Pan-Hellenic Cultural Gathering
It is well known by now that the Lyceum Hellenidon of Xanthi and Filoproodi Enosi of Xanthi, in cooperation with the Hellenic Electronic Center, have decided that the 3rd Pan-Hellenic Cultural Gathering (PPA3) will take place in Thrace, Greece, from July 1st to July 3rd, 2016.
The success of the previous PPA events of July, 2013 and 2014, the participation of seventy or more groups with one thousand eight hundred and seventy five (1875) dancers and other volunteers from different districts of Greece and abroad, and their strong interest in this year’s event, encouraged us to continue this tradition with the PPA3.
The PPA3 which was originally planned for July 3-5, 2015, was postponed due to the sudden referendum notice of July 5, 2015.
This year, we are aiming to broaden the participation of expatriates of Hellenism, delegates and dance groups from America, Australia and European countries. We intend to promote the region of Thrace and the prefecture of Xanthi, by strengthening the tourism in this region of Europe.
We requested support for the event from the Municipality of Xanthi, the Prefecture and the Greek Commission for UNESCO.
On behalf of HEC,
Dimitrios A. Georgiou
Professor of Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH)