The revival of the heroic sortie takes place annually in the presence of representatives from foreign states as well as prominent representatives of literature and art from both Greece and abroad.
Messolonghi proudly welcomes the political and state leadership of the country, together with the arrival of the President of the Greek Republic. At the same time, the Sacred City welcomes many visitors who come as pilgrims so as to honor the greatness of this annual “funeral”.
The festivities culminate one week before Easter, in the procession of the Holy Icon of the Exodus, from Saint Spiridon to the Garden of the Heroes, accompanied by thousands of young men and women from all over Greece. On Saturday night, after the slow- paced night parade and a memorial service, the blasting reconstruction of the hero Christos Kapsalis with the participation of the Messolonghi choir takes place.