Friday, July 30, 2021

47th KNE Festival to be held on 23-25 September in Athens

Under the slogan "Live, dare, move on - for the society of true freedom, Socialism", the 47th festival of the Communist Youth of Greece, known as KNE-Odigitis Festival, began its journey with numerous events throughout the country. 

The festival, which is travelling in many Greek cities and towns throughout July and August, includes political as well as cultural events. 

In the country's second largest city and a major port, Thessaloniki, the festivities will take place on September 16-18 at the open space of Karatasios multidisciplinacy park. Kyrillos Papastavrou, member of the KKE Political Bureau, will deliver a speech on the last day. 

The 47th KNE-Odigitis festival will conclude its journey with a three-day events on 23, 24 and 25 September at Athens' Tritsis Park. The General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas and the Secretary of KNE Nikos Abatielos will be the speakers at the major political event on Saturday 25 September.  

For the protection of the visitors and participants, the park’s premises will be formed accordingly, while KNE will take all the necessary measures of health protection (social distancing, antiseptic material, regular cleaning, etc). 

The Athens' festivities will include numerous political and cultural events, including music concerts by popular Greek artists, such as George Dalaras, Maria Farantouri, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Natasa Bofiliou, Miltos Paschalidis, Manolis Mitsias, Christos Thiveos, Pantelis Thalassinos, Ioulia Karapataki, Giannis Kotsiras, Giorgos Margaritis, Stavento, Rita Antonopoulou, Pegky Zina, Fivos Delivorias and others. 

Being one of the country's most significant annual cultural events, the KNE-Odigitis festival spans a history of 47 years. The 1st festival of KNE and her newspaper "Odigitis" took place on September 1975, just months after the collapse of the 7-year old military dictatorship.