The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building lit in blue and white, the colors of the Greek flag, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence. Photo: Courtesy of SUNY
NEW YORK – Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York State landmarks will be lit blue and white on March 25, in celebration of Greek Independence Day. This day marks the 201st anniversary of Greece’s independence from the Ottoman Empire following the Greek Revolution of 1821.
“Today, we celebrate Greek Independence Day with New York’s Greek community by showing how thankful we are for their cultural contributions to this great state,” Governor Hochul said. “Greek culture is built into the foundation of our everyday lives in many ways as New Yorkers and I’m proud to light New York’s landmarks blue and white this evening to celebrate the strong ties we have with this great nation and its people.”
New York State has one of the largest Greek populations in America, contributing to every profession and sharing their culture through restaurants, churches, street festivals, parades, and many other ways.
The landmarks to be lit in celebration of Greek Independence Day include:
NEW YORK – On May 24, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) released the following statement regarding the arrest of Andrew Abdullah, the individual suspected of murdering an innocent civilian on the Manhattan-bound Q train on Sunday morning.
PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.
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