Syracuse Celebrates Greek Independence Day (Photos)

SYRACUSE, NY – The Bicentennial Committee of the Hellenic Community of Syracuse, spearheaded by Syracuse AHEPA Chapter 37, gathered in front of City Hall and celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the start of the War for Greek Independence, March 25th.

A Hellenic flag, measuring 15 by 25 feet, was displayed in front of City Hall courtesy of Phillip Georgakopoulos, a dedicated Ahepan. The event was well-attended as Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh declared March 25, 2021 as Greek Independence Day. The Greek National Anthem was performed at the event, followed by God Bless America. The flag over City Hall was raised by a young man, Kosta Georgiadis, an honorary member of AHEPA Chapter 37.


ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Choir of NY held its first meeting of 2022 and shared best wishes for the New Year with their annual cutting of the traditional vasilopita at Dionysos Taverna in Astoria on January 24.

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ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.


US Congress represenatives Gus Bilirakis of Florida and Nicole Malliotakis of New York – both Republicans – assailed President Joe Biden's administration for no longer supporting the EastMed pipeline project by Greece, Cyprus and Israel.


WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY – In the presence of distinguished guests, the vasilopita was cut by the Federation of Greek American Educators in the community hall at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights on January 23.


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