The last few years, the Municipality of Vyronas (a suburb of Athens who bears the hellenized name of the poet and inhabited by Greek refugees from Asia Minor in 1924) organises a memorial celebration with memorial prayer, reciting poems, folk dances etc.
The celebrations take place at St Lazarus square where a bust of Byron stands beside a marble slab which informs the visitor that Vyronas was "established on the centenary of Lord Byron's death to commemorate his devotion to the Greek refugees". http://www.dimosbyrona.gr/article.php?id=3857http://static.vironas.gr/wp-content/upl ... 26x351.jpg
Also the Byron League, a small circle of intellectuals centered in Vyronas, organized a projection of a documental film concerning Byron's life. On February 29th Byron League had honoured the poet's maiden speech in the House of Lords calling Toni Simpson director of Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, for a relevant lecture on Byron and the Luddites theme with certain parallels to the Greek crisis of today.http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Hero- ... story.html http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk ... y-simpson/http://www.elzoni.gr/html/ent/425/ent.19425.asp
(Toni Simpson's speech untranslated)http://omogeneia.ana-mpa.gr/press.php?id=16695
(my article for Athens News Agency, untranslated)