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San Francisco’s Iconic Mark Hopkins Hotel to Raise Greek Flag

SAN FRANCISCO – The United Hellenic American Societies (UHAS) has arranged for the iconic Mark Hopkins Hotel to raise a large Greek flag for four days in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence.

Located at the top of San Francisco’s landmark location Nob Hill, the iconic Mark Hopkins Hotel and its “Top of the Mark” establishment has been a destination hot spot for many seeking to enjoy sweeping views of the entire bay area.

A specially-made large Greek flag that measures 12 feet in height and 18 feet in length will be raised for four days from Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28 for the benefit and enjoyment of the Greek community.

In addition, for the remainder of the bicentennial year of 2021, the Mark Hopkins Hotel has agreed to offer its guests, patrons, visitors a unique drink formulated especially for the commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence. The hotel and UHAS are considering a number of different names for the special drink such as Kolokotronis, Eleftheria, and Zhto Ellas. In addition, the hotel has agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from the drinks sold to a worthy cause.

“Along with our Greek community, our former Greek Mayors of San Francisco, Art Agnos and the late George Christopher, were big fans and frequent patrons of the Mark Hopkins Hotel,” said UHAS President Taso Zografos. “We extend our sincere appreciation to the hotel for their continued support of our Greek community and for their generous offer to honor our Heroes of 1821 in a special way.”

UHAS represents the Greek American community in California. UHAS is a non-profit entity that was first established in 1954 to promote, preserve, and protect Greek culture, heritage, and tradition through strong community relations. UHAS serves as the lead organization for coordinating the annual Epiphany Blessing of the Waters, Greek Independence Day, and OXI Day events.

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