Μακεδονία Ξακουστή English: Famous Macedonia Macedonía Xacoustḗ Regional anthem of Macedonia (unofficial) Lyrics Folklore, 1910s, unknown author Music Traditional from Macedonia Audio sample Famous Macedonia (instrumental) Famous Macedonia ( Greek: Μακεδονία ξακουστή, Macedonía xacoustḗ) is a military march, often regarded as the official anthem of Macedonia, Greece, and used by the  Hellenic Army since the Balkan Wars.
It is associated with the
(Macedonian fighters and/or fighters for Macedonia) in " Makedonomáchoi Macedonian Struggle" and can be heard on parades and national anniversaries.
Until the recent introduction of 24-hour programming, it also marked the end of radio programs on the local Macedonian channel ("Radio-Makedonia
102 FM"), played before the Greek national anthem.
According to the
Greek Army's website it is a military march (εμβατήριο) based on the traditional " Macedonian Dance" (Μακεδονικός Χορός) which is related with Akrites of Byzantium.
It is written in Dorian scale, in iambic 15-syllable (ιαμβικός δεκαπεντασύλλαβος). The beat is 2/4 and it can be danced as a chassapiko (χασάπικο). It can be performed in conjunction with the
dance. In addition, the text refers to Makedonia Alexander the Great, who is the progenitor of the Greek Macedonians.
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Roudometof, V. (2002). Collective Memory, National Identity and Ethnic Conflict: Greece, Bulgaria and the Macedonian Question. Greenwood Press. p. 81. ISBN 0-275-97648-3.