"We honour and remember the struggles and the sacrifices" of those who participated in the November 17, 1973 uprising against the junta, leading party Syriza said on an announcement issued on Friday.

"The fight for freedom, for reinforcing democracy, for protecting social, political and labour rights is an ongoing one," the announcement added and referred to the apologists of various brands of totalitarianism who have gained ground in Greece as well as in Europe in the last few years.

"Resisting their plans is our duty," the governing party said, and called on citizens to participate in the celebrations and the march commemorating the November 17 events.