City of San Jose Honors 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence

SAN JOSE, CA – In commemoration of Greece’s Bicentennial, the City’s iconic glass rotunda will be illuminated in blue and white lights from Tuesday, March 23rd through March 28th. This special tribute to the Greek American community was spearheaded by San Jose Councilmember Pam Foley of District 9.

Councilmember Foley will also honor Greek Independence Day at the Tuesday, March 30th City Council meeting where she will present a proclamation signed by Mayor Sam Liccardo and full council.

This was made possible by the combined efforts of the San Jose Chapters of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) and the Daughters of Penelope (DOP) with the United Hellenic American Societies (UHAS) of California. 

The team includes AHEPA District 21 Governor Alex Mallas, AHEPA Silicon Valley Chapter President Bill Christie, DOP District 21 Governor Linda Belba, DOP Daphne Chapter #29 President Laurie Sahines and UHAS President Taso Zografos.


LOS ANGELES - Now settled into its new home on campus, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles has a full schedule of public events this winter, covering broad ground from the history of everybody’s favorite Greek biscuits to storied ceramics caught up in war.

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TNH’s Happenings of the Week by Eraklis Diamataris

The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week (Jan 8 – Jan 15) as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.