The Sacrifice Road Race is a race held annually, the day before Easter, to honor the fighters of Messolongi, in which the runners actually take the reverse route, followed by the Free Besieged.
Athletes from across the country take part each year in this race which begins from the monastery of Ai Symios. The finish line is in the Garden of Heroes, and the total distance being covered is 9,800 meters.
In April 1946, on the initiative of a gymnastics trainer from Palamaiki School, Giorgos Polichronopoulos, the first race took place. The organization of this race is always held by the Gymnastic Association "Charilaos Trikoupis".
The enormous success of the "Exhibition of Local Products of Etoloakarnania" and its establishment in the minds of both the consumers and entrepreneurs has made it the largest exhibition institution in the Region of Western Greece.
The thousands of visitors of the Exhibition, are given the chance to become acquainted with the local products, while many local businesses- especially in the sector of production and processing of agricultural products- have the opportunity to present their products to the public.
Initiated by the Association Friends of Music Dionysios Solomos, the valuable assistance of DIEXODOS Center of Culture and Art and Liaros Group Friends of Historical Costumes and Weapons, an annual event in honor of Athanasios Razi- Kotsikas is jointly organized. Razi Kotsikas was the great leader of 500 men at the night of the Sortie and one of the pioneers of the city's defense who in fact died in the battlefield.
The event takes place in Diexodos, on Thursday before the big parade
on Palm Sunday. There, the founder of Diexodos, Mr. Nikos Kordosis, reverently hands the chariots of Athanasios Razi-Kotsika to Liaros Group Friends of Historical Costumes and Weapons.
After that with the accompaniments of the melodies of Dionysios Solomos Philharmonic, follows a procession to the Garden of Heroes that is then followed by a memorial service.