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United Hellenic American Societies Hosted Greek Independence Celebration in SF (Photos)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The United Hellenic American Societies (UHAS), representing the Greek community, hosted their 2023 Greek Independence Day Celebration at Union Square in San Francisco on March 26. The event included live Greek music by George Mylordos and Kymata Band, performances by dancers in authentic costume, quotes, poems, and stories honoring Greece’s 1821 freedom fighters, the raising of the Greek flag at the top of the adjacent Westin St. Francis Hotel, and the singing of the Greek National Anthem. The event was free and open to the public.

Among those present were the following dignitaries: His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, Consul General of Greece in San Francisco Socrates Sourvinos, Honorary Consul of Cyprus in San Francisco Nicolaos Theophanous, California State Assemblymember Diane Papan, and Millbrae City former Mayor Gina Papan.

The San Francisco Mayor’s Office raised the Greek flag at City Hall which was also lit up in blue and white in honor of Greek Independence Day.

The NBC Bay Area News covered the Union Square Greek Independence event, watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/d4gTEP9Tad8.

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos and United Hellenic American Societies President Taso Zografos at the Greek Independence celebration in San Francisco’s Union Square on March 26. Photo: Courtesy of United Hellenic American Societies
Dancers in traditional costume performed at the Greek Independence celebration in San Francisco’s Union Square on March 26. Photo: Courtesy of United Hellenic American Societies
The Greek flag was raised atop the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco in honor of Greek Independence Day. Photo: Courtesy of United Hellenic American Societies
Left to right: His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, UHAS President Taso Zografos, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and Consul General of Greece in San Francisco Socrates Sourvinos at City Hall to honor Greek Independence Day. Photo: Courtesy of United Hellenic American Societies
Dancers in traditional costume performed at the Greek Independence celebration in San Francisco’s Union Square on March 26. Photo: Courtesy of United Hellenic American Societies

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