Celebration to welcome the New Year and the circulation of the euro
30/12/2001 - Press Releases
On New Year’s Eve, the Bank of Greece will hold a special event to
celebrate the launch of the euro banknotes and coins, as from 1st January 2002.
The Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Constantinos Simitis, will honour the
event with his presence.
The celebration will start at 23:30 on 31st December 2001 and will end
at about 00:30 on 1st January 2002. It will include a concert with music from various
member states of the European Union, along with video projections and narrations
concerning the history of the drachma and the myth of Europa. It will also include live TV
links to other festive events to welcome the euro, which will take place on the Acropolis,
at other points in the city of Athens, as well as in other Greek cities.
The entire event will be televised in Greece and abroad.