Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I made a photo of these two young girls waving the blue and white flags during the Greek Independence Day Parade last Sunday, April 22 on Fifth Avenue from 60th Street to 79th Street. This is the largest Greek Independence Day Parade in the US and is organized by the not-for-profit Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, Inc. This year's parade commemorates the 186th anniversary of Greek Independence. On March 25, 1821, Greece declared its independence after almost many years of tyranny and oppression under Turkish Ottoman rule.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Greeks were under Otoman-Turkish tyrany for more than 400 years (1453-1821+)