Governorate of Græcia
Governorate of Græcia
|Motto: Θανέειν πέπρωται ἅπασιν|
"To die is everyone's destiny"
«Ἐμπρός εἰς τὰς Ἀθήνας»
"March to Athens"
Hagia Aikaterini (legislative and judicial)
|Recognised regional languages|
|Religion||Græcian paganism (elite only)|
|Quintus De Vitaliis|
|Establishment||12 October 2020 AD|
|20 August 2020 AD|
• Current constitution:
|8 October 2020 AD|
• de jure
|73,164,550 km2 (28,248,990 sq mi)|
• de facto
Convertible mark (BAM)
(de facto since 20/08/2020)
(de jure since 01/01/2023)
Græcian Stater (Ғϛ)
|Date format||(AUC) yyyy.mm.dd|
|Internet TLD||(de facto) .ba|
(de facto) .gr
(de facto) .hr
(de facto) .it
(de jure) none
Græcia, often misattributed as "Graecia", (UK: [ˈgɹiːsi.ə], US: [ˈgɹiːʃə]) (Hellenic: Γραικία Ğrekía [ɣreˈci.a]; Neoclassical Latin: GRÆCIA [ˈɡrae̯.ki.a]; South Ruthenian: Грѣкіꙗ Ħrækija [ˈɣræ.ci.(j)a]; Græcian: 𐌊𐌄𐌓𐌇 𐌇𐌄𐌌 MEH HREK [ˌmex ˈɣrek]), officially the Governorate of Græcia (Hellenic: Κυβερνεῖον τῆς Γραικίας Kyvernī̃on tī̃s Ğrekías; Latin: GVBERNĀTORĀTVM GRÆCIÆ; South Ruthenian: Ґоубєрніꙗ Грѣкіꙗ Goubernija Ħrækija; Græcian: 𐌊𐌄𐌓𐌇 𐌇𐌄𐌌 𐌝𐌍𐌓𐌄𐌁𐌖𐌂 GYBERNⱵ MEH HREK) is a self-proclaimed territory located mainly in Hellas, in South–Eastern Europe (the Balkan peninsula). As of March 2021 AD, the territory claimed by Græcia is a set of pieces of land in Hellas, Italy, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Græcia is a hobby micronation led by the Governor, Quintus De Vitaliis, who is aspired to combine the traditional values passed down by his ancestors with his own ambitions, aims, ideas and values, through this "project".
The term "Græcia" is of Latin origin, deriving from the Latin adjective "Græcus" and ultimately descending from the Ancient Hellenic adjective «Γραικός», designating a member of the tribe of Graeci who left Bœotia in order to establish colonies in Magna Græcia, in southern Italy. The term itself is derived from the Proto-Indo-European root "*ǵerh₂-" (“to grow old”). In Ancient Hellenic mythology, Graecus was said to be a son of Thessalos, the king of Phthia; or else a son of Pandora and Zeus.
On Thursday, 20 August 2020 AD, Quintus De Vitaliis decided to lay the foundations of his own micronation, after five months of extensive thought and internal debate, thus proclaiming the intention to establish the Provisional Government of Græcia.
The micronation was officially established on the 12 October 2020 AD as the Governorate of Græcia.
During the span of the first five month of its existence, the Governorate of Græcia has claimed a total of 8 different areas, as well as a placeholder for its future expansion in Southern Italy.
Per the first constitution of Græcia, the micronation is governed by a geniocratic government, led by the Governor. The legislature is conducted by the Senate, a collective of 500 citizens elected to represent the micronation, 100 of which are permanent senators. The Senate holds discussions every day, with the exception of public holidays. Every decision made by the Senate must have the Governor's approval, in order to be effective; the unapproved laws can only be further discussed and applied one more time - if the Governor's answer is still negative, the current Senate is obliged to discard said laws. The Senate Seat is located in the borough of Hagia Aikaterini.
The Government Seat is also located in Hagia Aikaterini, but between 5 November 2020 AD and 8 June 2021 AD, a de facto Government Seat was appointed by the Governor in the borough of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Croatian: Uznesenje Blažene Djevice Marije), located in Zagreb, Croatia.
The foreign affairs of the Government are managed by the Office of the Governor, the official responsible for the micronation's affair in its current, pre-establishment form.
Græcia is a member of the following micronational organisations:
- League of Hellenistic Micronations (since 15 December 2020 AD)
- Unión Micronacional de América (since 1 April 2022 AD, non-participating member)
- Balkan League of Micronations (co-founded and signed treaty on 4 May 2022 AD)
Græcia is an observer of the following micronational organisation(s):
- Organisation of European Micronations (since 15 December 2021 AD)
Græcia has also signed the following inter-micronational treaties:
- The Treaty of Larissa with fellow Hellenistic League members, on 21 January 2021 AD.
- The Micronational Treaty of Aleutia on 2 July 2021 AD.
- The Treaty of Hamburg with OEM's members, on 15 December 2021 AD.
- The Treaty of Zaječar with fellow Balkan League members, on 4 May 2022 AD.
Græcia is a former member of the following micronational organisation:
- The Based Commonwealth (co-founded on 11 January 2021 AD, signed a treaty on the 22nd, became the sole member on 17 February 2023 AD)
Græcia is a former signatory party of the following inter-micronational treaty:
- The Treaty of Zenia with fellow Based Commonwealth members, on 22 January 2021 AD. It was effectively annihilated on 17 February 2023 AD.
As of May 2023 AD, the Office maintains 59 active diplomatic relations, both formal and informal.
The Office is also responsible for issuing statements regarding current international events, outlining the policy of the Government regarding those events.
As of 17 May 2021 AD, the Office has released statements for the following current events:
|Conversion of Chora Church in Constantinople into a Mosque by Turkey||Condemnation||22 August 2020 AD|||
|Rule of Serbia over Kosovo and Metohija||Recognition||22 August 2020 AD|||
|Dayton agreement section regarding Brčko District, in Bosnia and Herzegovina||No longer recognised as a special entity, but as part of Republika Srpska||23 August 2020 AD|||
|Parliamentary election in Montenegro||In favour of a safe, peaceful process that will lead to the demise of anti-Serbism||30 August 2020 AD|||
|Hellenic state's negligence regarding the wildfire that affected the archaeological site of Mycenae||Condemnation||31 August 2020 AD|||
|Demolition of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Georgios in Proussa by Turkey||Condemnation||3 September 2020 AD|||
|Fires on the island of Lésvos, in Hellas||Condemnation||9 September 2020 AD|||
|Hellas state issued school book depicting Greek Orthodox Churches without crosses, but rather distorted columns on top of the domes.||Condemnation||12 September 2020 AD|||
|Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.||Neutral – in favour of the Armenian citizens of Artsakh||28 September 2020 AD|||
|Burmese coup d'état and deposition of the State Counsellor of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi.||In favour of Aung San Suu Kyi's removal from power.||1 February 2021 AD|||
|Israeli–Palestinian conflict in general, 2021 crisis in particular.||Absolute neutral stance.||17 May 2021 AD|||
Law and justice
Although the judicial capital happens to correspond with the legislative, the Judiciary is independent of the Executive and the Legislature and comprises two Courts: the Supreme Criminal Court (Ἄρειος Πάγος) and the Public Civil Court (Ἡλιαία). The Supreme Criminal Court is responsible for the conviction of criminals, decided by a group of five judges, including the Supreme Judge, who is responsible for the verdict and the maintenance of order during the trial. As for the Public Civil Court, the jury is composed by any individual -man or woman- above the age of 20. The maximum number of people in the jury is set to 250. The accuser and the accused parties are both allowed to bring no more than 7 defence witnesses each. Whatever the jury's conclusion is, it can only work as a tie breaker, in case the four judges can't reach a conclusion.
The Græcian Constabulary (Greek: Γραικική Χωροφυλακή) is the national police force of Græcia. It is an agency with responsibilities ranging from road traffic control to counter-terrorism.
Although the militarisation of the micronation is not a top priority at the moment, the Government is ready to recruit citizens (men and women over 20 years of age) in order to defend its integrity.
It shall consist of three branches:
- Græcian spec ops (commandos and cavalry, Borough of Čěrneś)
- Græcian maritime force (navy and coast guard, Borough of Andriopolis)
- Græcian cyber force (Borough of Hagia Aikaterini)
The first territories of Græcia were classified as Boroughs and Districts. Following the micronation's constant plans for expansion, including overseas territories, the Senate decided on 25 February 2021 AD to re-organise the administrative divisions of Græcia, with the inclusion of provisional territories.
As of 10 June 2022 AD, there are three administrative levels of division: Voivodeships, Boroughs, and Districts. On 14 March 2023 AD, it was announced that Græcia would be adopting Poseidonia as a Protectorate, until the return of its legal leadership.
There are currently three Capital Districts, namely Upper Andriopolis, which is the State Capital reserved for the Senate and all official events, Lower Andriopolis, which initially was the administrative centre of the state and Upper Hagia Aikaterini, the legislative and judicial capital of the micronation. Currently, state administration is carried out in Nea Ionia.
|Flag||Coat of Arms||Region||SCM-1001 Code|
Hellenic: Βοεβοδάτον τοῦ Αἰγαίου (Voevoðáton tũ Ejéu)
Latin: PALĀTĪNĀTVS ÆGÆICVS
Hellenic: Ἀτθικόν Βοεβοδάτον (Atþikón Voevoðáton)
Latin: PALĀTĪNĀTVS ATTHICVS
South Ruthenian: Атѳіско Воѥводьство (Atťisko Vojevod'stvo)
|Voivodeship of Magna Græcia
Italian: Voivodato di Magna Grecia
Hellenic: Βοεβοδάτον τῆς Μεγάλης Γραικίας (Voevoðáton tī̃s Meğálīs Ğrekías)
Latin: PALĀTĪNĀTVS MAGNÆ GRÆCIÆ
Neapolitan: Voivodato 'e Magna Grecia
Sicilian: Voivodatu di Magna Grecia
Griko, Greko: Παλαϊνάτο τῆς Μάλη Γκρικ́ία (Palainàto tĩs Màli Gricìa)
Græcian: 𐌇𐌀𐌌 𐌝𐌊𐌄𐌓𐌇 𐌇𐌄𐌌 𐌞𐌄𐌍𐌈𐌝𐌓𐌐𐌄𐌞𐌋𐌋𐌄𐌁 (BELLUEPRⱵÐNEU MEH HREKⱵ MAH)
Hellenic: Βοεβοδάτον τοῦ Μωρέως (Voevoðáton tũ Mōréōs)
South Ruthenian: Воѥводьство Мѡрєꙗ (Vojevod'stvo Mōreja)
|New Yugoslavia Voivodeship
Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian: Војводство Нова Југославија (Vojvodstvo Nova Jugoslavija)
South Ruthenian: Чърнєсь
Hellenic: Ἁγία Αἰκατερίνη
|Colloquial: Marijin breg (Mary's hill)
Ceremonial: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Croatian: Uznesenje Blažene Djevice Marije
Hellenic: Νέα Ἰωνία
Græcian: 𐌀𐌉𐌔𐌖𐌓𐌀𐌐 (PARYSIA)
South Ruthenian: Прьвотрѣвьньскъ
Serbian, Bosnian: Сарајбосна
Hellenic: Ἄνω Ἀνδριόπολις
Hellenic: Κάτω Ἀνδριόπολις
|Upper Hagia Aikaterini
Hellenic: Ἄνω Ἁγία Αἰκατερίνη
|Lower Hagia Aikaterini
Hellenic: Κάτω Ἁγία Αἰκατερίνη
South Ruthenian: Каѱала
South Ruthenian: Моустрєца
South Ruthenian: Ћоуґовъ
South Ruthenian: Хрьбьтъ
Hellenic: Ἅγιος Γεώργιος
|Governorate of Græcia
Hellenic: Κυβερνεῖον τῆς Γραικίας
Latin: GVBERNĀTORĀTVM GRÆCIÆ
South Ruthenian: Ґоубєрніꙗ Грѣкіꙗ
Græcian: 𐌊𐌄𐌓𐌇 𐌇𐌄𐌌 𐌝𐌍𐌓𐌄𐌁𐌖𐌂
The first currency to be adopted by Græcia, albeit unofficially, was the Euro, the currency of Hellas at the time of Græcia's founding on 20 August 2020 AD. Following the annexation of Marijin breg (then Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) on 12 November of the same year, a second currency was added to those used de facto in Græcia: the Croatian kuna. A third currency was added on 10 March 2021 AD, following the annexation of Sarajbosna: the Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark.
On 5 June 2022 AD, Græcia finally adopted its de jure official currency: the Græcian Stater. The stater's banknotes are printed by the Bank of Græcia, while the stater's and oboli coins are issued by the Græcian mint. The stater is pegged to the Hellenic Drachma, at an exchange rate of 1 Drachma = 2 Staters. The exchange rate with the Euro was initially set as follows: 1 € = 340,75 GRD = 681,5 GRS. On 3 May 2023 AD, the Ministry of Finance of Græcia announced that, after discovering that in AD 1974, 1 US Dollar equaled 30,1 Drachmas, it was going to treat the US Dollar and the Euro equally (1:1); to set the exchange rate to Hellenic Drachma as follows: $1 = 1 € = 30 GRD; and to keep the (1:2) ratio with the Staters, meaning that henceforth, 1 Euro would equal 60 Staters.
On 3 January 2023 AD, it was announced on twitter that the Senate would be taking a vote regarding the future of the now obsolete Croatian kuna, which was replaced by the Euro. Up until 31 December 2022 AD, Kuna was the official currency of both Croatia, and Marijin breg by extent. The Senate finally completed the voting process on 15 January with a 100% turnout. Out of 500 Senators, 322 voted for the continuation of the circulation of the Croatian kuna within Marijin breg; 93 voted for the replacement of Kuna with Euro, just like the macronation surrounding the Græcian borough did; and the remaining 85 voted 'present'. Therefore, the Borough of Marijin breg continues to use Croatian kuna for its internal micro-economy to this day.
As it stands, these are the currencies officially circulated in Græcia:
|Currency||ISO Code||Symbol||In circulation since||Status||Region|
|Euro||EUR||€||20/08/2020||De facto|| Aegean Voivodeship|
Voivodeship of Magna Græcia
|Kuna||HRK||KN||12/11/2020||De facto (12/11/2020–31/12/2022)
De jure (01/01/2023–)
|Convertible mark||BAM||KM||10/03/2021||De facto||Sarajbosna|
Although the majority of the citizens of Græcia are Greek Orthodox, there is a small amount belonging to the so called "elite" who practice Græcian paganism. Apart from them, almost 20% of the population are Roman Catholics.
|Religion in Græcia as of January 2021 AD|
|Spiritual but not religious||2%|
|Atheism and irreligion||3%|
|Other and undeclared||1%|
|Religion in Græcia as of January 2023 AD|
|Spiritual but not religious||0.75%|
|Atheism and irreligion||6.77%|
|Other and undeclared||0.75%|
Græcian paganism revolves around a collection of 7 deities; one for each day of the week:
- Moon goddess, associated with the moon, death and sorrow
- Fire goddess, associated with fire, war and destruction
- Water god, associated with water, peace and creation
- Star goddess, associated with the stars, the natural phaenomena and navigation
- Dark god, the king of the underworld, associated with sickness, terror and natural disasters
- White goddess, the queen of all gods, associated with wisdom, good wellbeing and passion/love
- Sun god, associated with the sun, life and joy
Paganism can be practiced anywhere, with just one regulation; at least one high priest of the White goddess must be present.
During the first ever official measurement regarding religion, 6 months after the establishment of Græcia, the population was mostly concentrated on Hellenic soil, as 3/4 boroughs at the time were located in Hellas, while the other was in Croatia. The majority (70%) were registered as Greek Orthodox Christians, while the second largest group were the Roman Catholic Christians (19,72%). The most notable minorities were the moslems (0,07%) and the jews (0,01%).
Following a 2-year period without up-to-date numbers, the state decided to conduct the same survey on 27 January 2023 AD, following the official registry of citizens and other inhabitants. This time, there was a minor drop in Orthodox (68,42%) and Catholic population (13,53%), and a rise in Græcian paganism (5,26%), Islam (4,51%), and atheism/irreligion (6,77%). This can be partially explained by the expansion of Græcia in an additional two countries (Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina), which by extent meant a rise of the population to 133 officially accounted for citizens and subjects of another nature.
Græcia has four official languages; Hellenic (Modern Greek, albeit written using old orthography and polytonic system), Neoclassical Latin (a term coined by Quintus himself), South Ruthenian (a constructed Slavic language spoken regionally in the Borough of Čěrneś, as well as the two Capital Districts), and Græcian, (a constructed artistic language spoken regionally in the Voivodeship of Magna Græcia). After the annexation of certain Boroughs, an additional eight languages were added as regionally spoken languages. Apart from these, the government has deployed nine auxiliary languages, chiefly for diplomacy.
Although the Gregorian calendar is de facto used in Græcia, the traditional calendar that was unveiled on the 21st of August 2020 AD is de jure in effect and will gradually replace the global one.
Days of the week
Starting on Sunday, as the traditional Hellenic week does, the reformed Græcian names of the days of the week correspond to the deity that is associated with each day; for example, the first day (Monday) is linked to the Moon goddess, thus the day in English is called "Moonday". The reform was announced as the main part of the calendar establishment that will disconnect Græcia from the common holidays with the Hellenic Republic.
|English (traditional)||Big month||Small month||Hilarious||Flowery||Grassy||Reaper||Thresher||Syther||Vynour||Deciduous||Cold month||Sunshining|
|Neoclassical Latin||MĒNSIS MAGNVS||MĒNSIS PARVVS||MĒNSIS HILARIS||MĒNSIS FLŌRĀLIS||MĒNSIS GRĀMINEVS||MĒNSIS MESSOR||MĒNSIS TRĪTOR||MĒNSIS FALXOR||MĒNSIS VĪNITOR||MĒNSIS DĒCIDVVS||MĒNSIS ALGIDVS||MĒNSIS APRĪCVS|
|South Ruthenian||Вѣлікъ мѥсѣц
|𐌌𐌖𐌋𐌖𐌐 𐌝𐌋𐌉𐌑 𐌝𐌓𐌅𐌉𐌕|
(TIǷRⱵ ŚILⱵ PYLYM)
|Neoclassical Latin||MĒNSIS IĀNVĀRIVS||MĒNSIS FEBRVĀRIVS||MĒNSIS MĀRTIVS||MĒNSIS APRĪLIS||MĒNSIS MAIVS||MĒNSIS IV̄NIVS||MĒNSIS QVĪNTĪLIS||MĒNSIS SEXTILIS||MĒNSIS SEPTEMBER||MĒNSIS OCTŌBER||MĒNSIS NOVEMBER||MĒNSIS DECEMBER|
To better suit the transition from the Gregorian to the Græcian reformed calendar, the first month is set in January and the final month in December, thus becoming the bridge between ancient Hellenic tradition and modern Græcian culture. Each month's name is linked to one of its features: January is called "big" because it lasts 31 days, whereas February lasts 28 days (29 on leap years), thus it is called the small month; March is called "hilarious", meaning "full of joy", as the weather starts to become better during that month; April is called "flowery", because it is popularly connected to the commencement of the yearly blooming; May is called "grassy", because the sunny weather of May is accompanied with the distinctive green colour of the grass which blooms everywhere; June is called the "reaper", because usually the countrymen start harvesting their crops during that particular month; July is called the "thresher", because the next step after harvesting is cleaning the remaining plants to prepare the sowing of the following season; August is called the "syther", because the s(c)ythe is usually deployed during the works that take place during that month; September is called the "vynour", because in south and south-eastern Europe it is the month when the vinedressers harvest the grapes to either sell them as they are or prepare wine, vinegar etc.; October is the month when we usually witness the deciduousness of the trees which lose their leaves in winter, therefore it is now called "Deciduous"; November is now called the "cold month", because the temperature drops are rapid and sometimes severe; lastly, December is called the month of "sunshining", since the winter solstice takes place during this month.
The traditional names are used in official documents, statements and general public and private affairs, whereas the Christian month names are only used in religious context.
Christian citizens of Græcia, as well as the rest, excluding the Græcian paganist elite, still use the DD-MM-YYYY (AD) format for convenience, although de jure the official date format regulated by the government is (AUC) YYYY.MM.DD. "AUC" or "ab Urbe conditā" is a Latin phrase refering to the foundation of the city of Rome; in other words, year 1 of the Græcian calendar is the same with Anno urbis conditæ (753 BC), which means that AD 1 is AUC 754.
The first de jure time zones introduced by the Provisional Government of Græcia were Græcian Time (GT, GMT+02:15) and Græcian Summer Time (GST, GMT+03:15), which was also utilised by the successor state of the Governorate of Græcia.
Due to the fact that, as of March 2021 AD, the regions claimed by Græcia are located in different time zones, the government had to come up with a new plan. On 11 March 2021 AD, the Senate announced the introduction and implementation of the new time zones:
|Time Zone||Offset||DST||Offset||Implemented in|
|Græcian Eastern Time (GET)||GMT+02:15||Græcian Eastern Summer Time (GEST)||GMT+03:15|| Aegean Voivodeship|
|Græcian Western Time (GWT)||GMT+01:15||Græcian Western Summer Time (GWST)||GMT+02:15|| Voivodeship of Magna Græcia|
New Yugoslavia Voivodeship
Nevertheless, the de facto time zones utilised in foreign affairs are Central European Time (CET) and Eastern European Time (EET), again with their DST counterparts: Central European Summer Time (CEST) and Eastern European Summer Time (EEST).
Most houses in Græcia are traditionally built with rocks and/or bricks, covered by a layer of plaster. Window and door frames are usually painted blue.
Græcia is currently producing a series of books which will be published between 2021 and 2023 AD.
Quintus' government has generally established principles of cynicism and stoicism, which apply to all of everyday life's aspects.
Music and dances
Music and dance tradition varies from borough to borough; for example, Andriopolis boasts islander dances like Ballos (Hellenic: μπάλος) which is accompanied by violins, whereas Čěrneś' dances are Peloponnesian, like Syrtos (Hellenic: συρτός) and Tsamikos (Hellenic: τσάμικος), dances deeply associated with the music produced by the famous Balkan Klarino (Hellenic: κλαρίνο).
The Græcian cuisine is a balanced combination of Mediterranean, Balkan and Anatolian cuisine, with a wide variety of plates.
The most popular sports in Græcia are Football and Basketball.
There is also one original sport in Græcia, currently regulated by the Provisional Government. In Hellas (and Cyprus) it is known as Távli, a very popular board game and an equal competition to chess. Older generations that engage in social activities e.g. at coffee shops, tend to play either of those games, which are fairly popular even with younger generations, but not as much as with the rest.
All sports associations of Græcia are controlled by the Sports Administration and are funded by the government. Club stocks belong 50% to the borough (including the burghers) and 50% to private investors, such as businesses, according to the first constitution. There are currently 5 sports associations in Græcia, the governing bodies of football, basketball, volleyball, eSports and Græcian Rules Tavli. Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the inauguration of the competitions was postponed indefinitely.
Græcian Rules Tavli
Græcian Rules Tavli is a competitive game, with a small amount of amateur sports clubs competing against each other in various tournaments. The official rules go as such;
The starting layout looks like Plakotó, although the checkers are stacked on the left portion of the board, not the right, and without exceeding the height of the wooden case.
Two small dice are cast by each player and the one with the highest value (adding die 1 and die 2) starts the game. After the dice are re-cast, the player can only move one checker as indicated by both dice or move two checkers, according to the numbers on each die. If the player casts a double number, they are allowed to make the move 4 times and re-cast the dice, thus depriving the other player of a round. If two or more checkers of the same colour create a "door" (θύρα), that means one is put in front of the other on the board, then the opponent can not put one of their checkers over the door. If one of the two players manages to put one or more checkers over one of their opponent's checkers, it is trapped and goes on the middle piece of wood of the board. The opponent can make no other move, but cast the dice, until the numbers are the same or if the outcome is 1 and 2. Then, the player is allowed to return the checker on the board, in the first position of the least advanced quarter; for example, if the first quarter still has one checker of the player whose checker was previously trapped, they are obliged to return it in the first position of the first quarter, after it is liberated.
The goal is for the player to bring all their checkers around to their own home board and then stack them, like before. The number on each die can not exceed the plausible moves, otherwise the player loses a turn. The game ends when one of the players has managed to stack all of his or her checkers on the opposite side (4th quarter).
The game's rules were officially announced on the 22nd of September 2020 AD by His Excellency, The Provisional Governor of Græcia, Quintus De Vitaliis, and the game was declared a "national sport" on the government newspaper of Græcia.
According to Græcian mythology, Græcus was the founder of Græcia, which was a tribe in present-day Bœotia, Hellenic Republic. Although the Greeks favoured the "Hellenic" identity over the "Greek" one, both words practically came to mean the same thing. This is why in most European languages the name of Greece is a cognate of Latin "Græcia".
Public holidays and festivals
|1 January||New Year's Day||Also celebrated ecclesiastically as the feast of Saint Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ.|
|15 January||Hellenic Independence Day||Anniversary of the Hellenic Declaration of Independence in the First National Assembly at Epidaurus, in 1822 AD.|
|30 January||The Holy Three Hierarchs||Commemoration of the patron saints of education:|
|3 February||Hellenic Statehood Day||Anniversary of the London Protocol in 1830 AD.|
|21 February||Commencement of the Hellenic Uprising||Anniversary of the declaration of the Wallachian uprising, that lead to the Hellenic War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire, in 1821 AD.|
|25 March||The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary||Celebration of the Annunciation of Our Lady.|
Easter -2 days
|21 April||Founding of Rome
Celebration of the Military Junta
|Anniversary of the founding of Rome in 753 BC and the Hellenic coup d'état, in 1967 AD.|
Easter +1 day
|20 May||Treaty of Casalanza Memorial Day||Anniversary of the treaty between the Kingdom of Naples and the Austrian Empire, in 1815 AD.|
Easter +50 days
or Monday of the Holy Spirit
|Summer solstice||Birth of the Moon|
|4 August||Celebration of the 4th of August Regime||Anniversary of the regime of Ioannis Metaxas, in 1936 AD.|
|15 August||The Dormition of Theotokos||The most important celebration of the Virgin Mary.|
|27 September||Proclamation of the Kingdom of Sicily||Anniversary of the awarding of the crown to Roger II, King of Sicily, by Pope Honorius II in 1130 AD.|
|12 October||Liberation of Athens / Establishment Day||Anniversary of the Liberation of the City of Athens in 1944 AD and Græcia's establishment day in 2020 AD.|
|28 October||Commencement of the Greco–Italian War||Anniversary of the commencement of the Greco–Italian War in 1940 AD.|
|29 November||Proclamation of the
Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
|Anniversary of the deposition of King Petar II in 1945 AD.|
|1 December||Establishment of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia||Anniversary of the establishment of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in 1918 AD.|
|6 Decemeber||Saint Nicholas Day||Celebration of the feast of the patron saint of Græcia.|
|Winter solstice||Birth of the Sun|
|25 December||Birth of Jesus Christ||Celebration of Christmas.|
Græcia observes the majority of the Hellenic state's holidays, with the exclusion of a few religious ones and the addition of Græcian commemorations, such as on 21 February, the day Alexander Ypsilantis started his campaign from Kishinev (present-day Chișinău), in order to cross the Pruth river into the Danubian Principalities and proclaim the Wallachian Uprising in Jassy (present-day Iași), that eventually lead to the commencement of the Hellenic War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. Hence, 25 March is only celebrated as the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. Two totalitarian regime commemorations have been added as public holidays, as well as two solstices, to celebrate the birth of two major Græcian Paganism deities; the Sun and the Moon. Furthermore, 12 October is a double national holiday, that includes the Liberation of the City of Athens from the German occupying forces, as well as the establishment of the Governorate of Græcia. Last, but not least, Saint Nicholas Day on 6 December is a public holiday, since he is regarded as the patron saint of the micronation.
In late November 2020 AD, the Senate introduced a three-day-long regional holiday to celebrate South Slavic unity in the boroughs of Marijin breg and Čěrneś, spanning from 29 November to 1 December. As of 2023 AD, this feast also includes the boroughs of Sarajbosna, and Pŕvotræv'njskě.
On 3 February 2021 AD, the government announced the inclusion of two regional holidays for the Hellas-based boroughs of Andriopolis, Hagia Aikaterini, and Čěrneś, occurring annually on 15 January and on 3 February, celebrating the Independence Day and the Statehood Day of Hellas respectively. These dates are not celebrated by the Hellenic state, which is not recognised by Græcia. Apart from the Declaration of Independence, 15 January is also dedicated to Jean-Pierre Boyer, the 2nd President of Haïti and one of the leaders of the Haitian Revolution, who on that day in 1822 AD wrote a letter to Hellenic expatriates living in France, following a Hellenic request for assistance, making Haïti the first government of an independent state to recognise the Hellenic revolution against the Ottoman Empire.
|6 January||Theophany||Epiphany, the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.|
|9 January||Unification of Međimurje with Croatia||Commemoration of the re-unification of Međimurje with the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in 1919 AD.|
|21 January||Proclamation of the Parthenopean Republic||Anniversary of the proclamation of the short-lived, semi-autonomous republic located within the Kingdom of Naples and supported by the French First Republic, in 1799 AD.|
(O.S. 14 January)
|Feast of Saint Sava||Celebration of the patron saint of the New Yugoslavia Voivodeship.|
|1 March||Independence Day of the Federation
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Anniversary of the 1992 Bosnian independence referendum.|
|13 April||Sack of Constantinople||Commemoration of the Sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade (1204 AD).|
|29 May||Fall of Constantinople||Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople by the Ottomans (1453 AD).|
Thursday after Trinity Sunday
|20 July||Turkish invasion of Cyprus||Commemoration of operation Attila in 1974 AD.|
|15 August||Siege of Trebizond||Commemoration of the Fall of the Empire of Trebizond by the Ottomans (1461 AD).|
|23 August||Black Ribbon Day||European Day of Remembrance for Victims of totalitarian regimes, specifically stalinist, communist, nazi and fascist regimes.|
|2 September||World War II Commemoration||Commemoration of the Memory of World War II Victims.|
|6-7 September||Constantinople pogrom||Commemoration of the Memory of the Victims of the Constantinople riots (1955 AD).|
|13 September||Catastrophe of Smyrna||Commemoration of the Memory of the Victims of the Great fire of Smyrna (1922 AD).|
|25 September||Reunification of Istria, Rijeka, Zadar,
and the islands with Croatia
|Commemoration of the re-unification of Istria, Rijeka, Zadar, and the islands with the rest of Croatia in 1943 AD.|
|31 October||March on Rome Memorial Day||Anniversary of the mass demonstration in Rome, in 1922 AD.|
|1 November||All Saints' Day||A Christian solemnity celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.|
|4 November||National Unity and Armed Forces Day of Italy||Anniversary of the end of warfare between Italy and Austria-Hungary included in the Armistice of Villa Giusti, in 1918 AD.|
|11 November||World War I Commemoration||Commemoration of the Memory of World War I Victims.|
|25 November||Statehood Day of the Federation
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Commemoration of the Resolution of ZAVNOBiH, in 1943 AD.|
|8 December||Immaculate Conception||Catholic Christian celebration of the sinless lifespan and Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.|
|13 December||Saint Lucia's Day||Celebration of the patron saint of the Voivodeship of Magna Græcia.|
|23-24 December||Two-Day Remembrance for
Victims of Terrorism
|Græcian designated day for victims of terrorism.|
Græcian citizens are allowed to celebrate all five micronation-wide optional holidays, as well as three of the regional celebrations of their choice, according to his or her location and/or origin; for example, a citizen of a Hellas-based borough who comes from or has any connection with Marijin breg (Croatia-based borough) is allowed to choose three from all the regional celebrations, whereas a citizen of Marijin breg who has no kind of connection with Hellas-based boroughs is unable to observe regional celebrations from that area.
- ↑ Gov. statement regarding conversion of Constantinople's Chora Church into a Mosque by Turkey Twitter, August 22, 2020
- ↑ Gov. statement regarding the ruling macronation over the region of Kosovo and Metohija Twitter, August 22, 2020
- ↑ Gov. statement regarding the consideration of Brčko as part of Republika Srpska Twitter, August 23, 2020
- ↑ Gov. statement regarding the 2020 Montenegrin parliamentary election Twitter, August 30, 2020
- ↑ Gov. statement regarding the wildfire in Mycenae Government Newspaper, August 31, 2020
- ↑ Gov. statement regarding the demolition of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Georgios in Proussa by Turkey Twitter, September 3, 2020
- ↑ Gov. reaction regarding the fires on the island of Lésvos, in Greece Twitter, September 9, 2020
- ↑ Gov. reaction regarding a state-issued school book Twitter, September 12, 2020
- ↑ Gov. reaction on the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Twitter, September 28, 2020
- ↑ Gov. reaction on the 2021 Burmese coup d'état Twitter, February 1, 2021
- ↑ Gov. reaction on Israel–Palestine crisis Twitter, May 17, 2021
- ↑ Vote regarding the future of the former national currency of Croatia, Twitter, January 3, 2023.
- ↑ Results of the vote regarding kuna, Twitter, January 15, 2023.