Montreal Celebrates Greek Independence Day

March 23, 2019

The HCGM (Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal) Annual Greek Independence Day Parade will be held on Sunday 24 March at the Parc-Extension borough.

More than an estimated 30,000 spectators are expected to attend the event where Montrealers of Greek descent pay tribute to the ancestors that fought for their identity, values and freedom within an independent Greece, during the 1821 revolution against Ottoman rule.  The parade will showcase approximately eighty groups and over 3,000 participants from all HCGM schools and departments, Greek associations, educational institutions and various cultural communities, a Canadian armed forces brigade and other officials.

With this parade, the HCGM continues its 40-year-plus tradition of organising a series of events to commemorate Greek Independence Day.


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