Pittsburgh to Be Lit Blue in Honor and Recognition of the 1821 Bicentennial

PITTSBURGH, PA – On March 22, Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh, responded in the affirmative to the request on behalf of the Greek-American community of Western PA to light up the city and its main buildings Blue on the evenings of March 25-27 (Thursday-Saturday) in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, and, more importantly, in gratitude to the Greek-American community of Western PA for their history and shaping of the area.

Dr. Nick Giannoukakis, on behalf of the working team from the Greek Nationality Room Committee, the American Hellenic Foundation of Western PA, and the European Art Center (EUARCE) of Greece, said that “this is a tremendous honor for us, and I hope that we can all be thankful to the Mayor and the City for making this happen.”

Photos taken during those evenings may be shared with the American Hellenic Foundation of Western PA via email: contact@pahellenicfoundation.org.

The community’s events continue online: pahellenicfoundation.org/2021.


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