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Cretan Dancers Drove Detroit’s Greek Independence Day

April 22, 2019

Detroit has a famed Greek town, even if it’s changed a lot, and this year the city’s celebration of Greek Independence Day featured The Cretan Association of Detroit, dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the island.

One of the ways the organization celebrates its heritage is through dance, and it has a children’s and young adult group called the Levendoyenna Dance Group of Detroit, said The Detroit Free Press.

The annual parade this year also saw a contingent of floats, Greek organizations and churches, musicians, dancers, and even mascots for the Lions, Tigers, and Michigan State University made their way into Greektown.

According to the parade website, the event has been in Detroit since 2002, and brings communities not only from Detroit, but also Ann Arbor, Flint, Toledo, and Windsor, drawing Greeks and Hellenophiles to the happy festivities.

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