The ancient greek custom of plate smashing is to be brought up to date by being replaced by a new greek custom called parliament building smashing.
'We thought recent events in our country were worthy of commeneration and what better way to do it than to replace an old custom of wanton vandalism with a new one' explained greek culture minister Stuart Socrates 'the usual plate breaking ceremony will be replaced by the breaking of a purpose built replica china parliament building which will be smashed on the floor by several people. Party goers who miss out on the actual smashing of the parliament will be given fake greek police batons so the breakers can be ritually battered just as the real demonstraters were as they hurl the fake parliament to the ground'.
Socrates and his team are hoping this will rank up alongside Britains Guy Fawkes night as a famous national ceremony. The fireworks in this case will be substituted for greek wine and drunken dance with the night coming to an emotional climax with all the revellers lighting a match and holding it up in air with the striking of the match symbolising what most of the population were doing on the day.
Other area's of greek culture may also see a change of direction including a name change for the famous greek musical 'fiddler on the roof' which will be now be called 'fiddler in the greek treasury' with the lead character being accompanied by the entire greek nation when singing the show's main song 'if i was a rich man'.
'I'm glad i'm not singing that song anymore' commented the famous greek actor Topol who played the lead role in the film version of the show. 'There would be that many people up there on the roof singing along with me i'd fear it would have as much change of avoiding collapse as an government austerity plan'.