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Happy 2010!

01 January 2010 / 12:01:08  GRReporter
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With fireworks over the Acropolis and with hope for a better life Greece welcomed the new 2010 year. This was not the warmest New Year for the last 47 years, as were the expectations of meteorologists. On December 31 the temperature in Athens reached only 19˚C - two degrees lower than the record of 22˚C, recorded in 1963. The warm weather will continue also during the first day of New Year, where the Greek National Meteorological Service are expecting the temperature to reach 21˚C. From Saturday slight cooling will start, as the weather will remain sunny and cloudless.

Thousands of people gathered in Athens on Syntagma Square where with a lot of music and joy they said goodbye to the difficult 2009. They enjoyed the natural phenomenon, Blue Moon, the second full moon in December, which once every 19 years falls in the New Year's Eve. Many people expected that because of the mild weather in the New Year's Eve the Acropolis will remain open to visitors, as is the practice during the August full moon. The Greek Ministry of Culture refused to make an exception and the ancient temple remained closed.

Following the tradition, many Greeks spent the early hours of New Year playing card games or in casinos, so that they can test what their luck will be in 2010. Parties with world famous DJs shook the city till the early morning hours. For electro house lovers the New Year's Eve party hit was in Detox with DJ Sasha.


Tags: 2010 New Year Fireworks Acropolis Athens Greece
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