Responding to a plea from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the LtE appealed to its Annexes to collect signatures in support of peace.
A Children’s Theatre was formed by the Section of Children’s Brotherhood.
Purchase of a building to house the LtE on the corner of 25 Acadimias Street and 6 Amerikis Street (the Galati residence).
The Folk Dance Group travelled abroad for the first time, and participated in the Hellenic Product Fair in New York, organised by the Hellenic Product Promotion Society. The Folk Dance Group was trained by pioneering choreographer and dance teacher Koula Pratsika.
The Lykeion moved to a privately-owned building at 14 Dimokritou Street (the Chroussaki residence). This remains the LtE’s headquarters to this day.
A 16-strong folk dance group took part in the events for Balkan Week in Constantinople (15th-22nd October). The LtE also participated in the next event of this kind in 1937.
The 25th anniversary of the Lykeion and the 50 years of Callirrhoe Parren’s “cultural and social career” were celebrated on the 24th and 25th May in the function room of “Parnassos” Literary Society, at the “Maxim” centre, and in the LtE’s own rooms.
The LtE took part in the Festival at the Panathinaikon Stadium and in the handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame at the Acropolis for the Berlin Olympics. At the opening ceremony of the Games, young women from the Lykeion appeared in Berlin Stadium in traditional costumes.
A group of 50 young women, under the supervision of Anna Triandafyllidou, represented Greece, during the Berlin Olympics, at the World Congress for the Entertainment of the Working Classes in Hamburg.
Festival at the Theatre of Epidavros on the occasion of the International Congress for Comparative Pathology.
Publication of an album to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the LtE and the 50 years of Callirrhoe Parren’s work.
Young women from the LtE participated, “as classical statues brought to life”, in the celebrations for the centenary of the University of Athens at the Acropolis in April.
The Academy of Athens presented the LtE with the Emmanouil Benakis prize, “for their work on educating the illiterate”.
Callirrhoe Parren was given the title of “honorary Lifetime President of the Lykeion”. Vice-President Anna Triandafyllidou took on duties as acting president.
Festival at the Stadium on 15th May, the proceeds of which were donated to the Air Force.
Passive air defense classes took place in the LtE’s rooms.
Death of Callirrhoe Parren. Anna Triandafyllidou was elected President.
Woollen goods for Fanella tou Stratiotou were knitted during Tuesday tea meetings.
After Greece entered World War II, the sections of the LtE adjusted their activity. For example, the Mothers Section put on soup kitchens for the children of conscripts and had members visiting the families of conscripts, while members of the Young Ladies Section corresponded with soldiers on the Albanian front.
The National Costumes Wardrobe’s most valuable garments were stored in the vaults of the Ionian and Popular Banks for safekeeping. They were returned to the Lykeion in 1941, when the threat of bombing was over.
The Section of Care for the Soldier developed varied activity during the war: Volunteer nurses from the LtE served at the Zappeion Military Hospital, sheltered conscripts’ families in Kallithea, and taught the children of conscripts, while the collaboration with Fanella tou Stratiotou continued and “civilian clothes” for the returning soldiers were gathered. Meanwhile, the Professional Trade section began teaching soldiers who had been blinded in the war.
The Lykeion building hosted a soup kitchen run by the City of Athens for children of preschool age, and another run by the Red Cross for breastfeeding mothers. The Mothers section and the section of Children’s Brotherhood also distributed milk and other goods to destitute children, while care for war invalids continued.
The LtE’s building was commandeered so that around 150 residents of Piraeus who were displaced by bombings could be housed for three months (January-March).
The LtE joined the Liberation celebrations. On 18th October, 150 young women in ethnic costume took part in welcoming the Hellenic government to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, while another group of four young women from the LtE framed the raising of the flag on the Acropolis. This event has been repeated every year since, and members of the Lykeion ton Ellinidon Folk Dance Group continue to participate.
The Lykeion Head Office and Annexes returned to their normal operations.
A bust of Callirrhoe Parren was unveiled in the Lykeion building on 3rd November. The bust, made by Eleni Georganti, a sculptor and founding member of the LtE, had remained under wraps since its completion in June 1942 and for the whole duration of the Axis Occupation.
The Committee for Solidarity with Soldiers and the Committee for the Care of the Soldier resumed their action. Members of the LtE offered humanitarian help for the duration of the Civil War.
The LtE took part in the celebrations at the Panathinaikon Stadium, on 7th July, for the return of the Dodecanese islands to Greece.
As part of its national action, the LtE adopted the village Akritas in the Kilkis region (130 families), in response to a plea by Filoi tou Choriou (Friends of the Village).
The LtE took part in the opening of the Wine and Vine Fair at the Zappeion in August.
The Hellenic Army General Staff awarded the Medal for Exceptional Acts to LtE President Anna Triandafyllidou. By decision of the Board of Directors, a copy of the medal was given to members of the LtE who worked in hospitals and on committees.