Through an online videotape and with the central motto "This year we send our wishes from home" lit on 7 on Saturday afternoon 12 December 2020 the Christmas Tree of the Central Square of Emilianos in the context of the prevention and protection measures taken by the Municipality of Grevena to deal with the spread of the coronavirus.
In his message, the Mayor of Grevena Mr. George Dastamanis stated in detail the following:
"Dear Greveniotisses, Dear people of Grevena.
This Christmas we will celebrate this year under very difficult and unprecedented conditions since the coronavirus pandemic continues to besiege our homeland and our place.
The tragic result of this terrible disease is the unbearable loss of human lives. It is no exaggeration to say that every day that passes, Greece mourns the loss of an entire village which, unfortunately, erases once and for all from the map of life.
Therefore, it is our duty to continue to adhere to preventive measures, thus preventing the further spread of this deadly infection that already affects entire families in Grevena.
It is our duty, to celebrate Christmas this year at home, sending from there our wishes to our loved ones.
Today's social distancing is the path that will lead us to tomorrow's social reconnection. Reconnection that we want and must find us all together.
The Municipality of Grevena lights today the Christmas Tree of our city without any physical presence in the central square of Emilianou, sending in this simple and symbolic way a message of solidarity to doctors, nurses, to the crews of EKAB and to all the employees in the Health Sector who give a titanic fight day and night.
A great struggle as the salvation of our fellow human beings who are fighting for their lives during these hours in the intensive care unit must also be our prayer..
Prayer for a speedy recovery. Prayer for the winners.
I wholeheartedly wish you a Merry Christmas, with health, to all the liaisons but also to all the compatriots from Grevena of the Diaspora who due to the extraordinary circumstances cannot visit their birthplace this year to meet with relatives and friends.
However, What is certain is that no virus can defeat the human mind but also the feelings of love we feel for our own people no matter how many kilometers separate us..
This thought may be the real meaning of this year's festivities, the true Spirit of this Christmas.
Happy Birthday to all of you!».
Then followed a beautiful festive program in which the Deputy Mayor of Culture introduced us, Education and Sports Mr. Dimitris Bolis. A different program, πρωτότυπο και αμφίδρομο γιατί με τη βοήθεια της τεχνολογίας όλοι οι συμμετέχοντες έστειλαν από το σπίτι τους και με ασφάλεια τα δικά τους μουσικά βίντεο με τραγούδια, carols and many wishes.
In the Christmas internet show of the Municipality of Grevena, students of the Children's Choir of the Holy Metropolis of Grevena and the Music Group of the Maestro Mr. Fotini Giouleka played and sang, which was coordinated by the children of our city who took part.
For its part, the Municipality of Grevena wants to thank from the bottom of its heart our little liaisons who contributed to the realization of the show and more specifically we are talking about Marilena Paralykidou, Stefanos Georgitsi, Raphael Teacher, Dimitris Teacher, Eleni Balatsa, Olga Siumbura, Ioli Mentziou, Konstantinos Kyriakidis and Evi Nikolaidou.
Also a big thank you to the distinguished Western Macedonian Soloist of Song Mr. Manolis Hatzimanolis who honored us with his friendly participation.
We should not miss the overall Christmas decoration that has been decorating many central points of Grevena for days, προσφέροντας με τη σειρά του μια γιορτινή και θετική νότα αισιοδοξίας που όλοι μας χρειαζόμαστε. End, άξιο αναφοράς είναι και το γεγονός ότι αρκετοί συμπολίτες μας φώτισαν μπαλκόνια και αυλές με πολύχρωμα λαμπάκια, στέλνοντας και οι ίδιοι από το σπίτι το δικό τους μήνυμα ελπίδας και ανάτασης.