PHILADELPHIA – On Sunday April 2nd the entire Greek-American community and Philhellenes of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley will march on Benjamin Franklin Parkway to celebrate the Greek Independence Day.
196 years ago, Greeks stood up against the Ottoman Empire and revived Hellenism after almost 400 years of oppression. Despite their non-existent military infrastructure, limited resources and size, our forefathers revolted against the tyrants.
“With love and respect to the ideal of freedom, they succeeded in liberating Greece and delivering the sacred land to the next generations. Their example keeps inspiring us! Our duty is to commemorate those heroes and pay tribute to the nation they fought for, Hellas!” says the press release from Nikolaos (Nick) Spiliotis, President of the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia
“We are granted the honor again this year to have with us the Presidential Guard of Greece (the Evzones)! It’s the day to be Together, United and Proud of our Heritage!”
Read the PDF’s below to be aware of the celebration program, route and instructions, the parade line-up and the information sheet.