Athens International Airport (AIA) on Wednesday turned blue in honor of democracy. The airport is participating in the “Blue Athens Initiative”, held on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, which is celebrated every year on September 15.
AIA’s terminal building was lit in blue on Wednesday, September 14, from 8pm to 6:30am. On Thursday, September 15, it will go blue from 8pm until 6am.
“Blue Athens Initiative”
The initiative sees a number of emblematic buildings in Athens lit in blue to honor democracy.
The Greek capital is the first city worldwide to adopt the “blue” initiative, continuing its long relationship with democracy.
In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe September 15 as the International Day of Democracy — with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy — and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.