Greeks Turn 5th Avenue into a Sea of Blue and White

NYC Parade Life

IMG_4304 Greek Marching Band Gets the Party Started

     The second leg of the dual parade day brought me to 5th Avenue to celebrate the 82nd annual Greek Independence Day Parade. Everywhere you looked on the parade route, from 64th to 79th streets, blue and white Greek flags were being displayed or waved. The parade coincides as close as possible to the actual date of Independence of March 25th. Hundreds of thousands of revelers turned out to celebrate this festive event which is televised locally on MY9 and internationally where millions in Greece can see the beautiful event. The crowd was really anxious to get things started and as usual the mounted police signaled the start of the parade.

IMG_4312 Evzones Marching Up 5th Avenue

IMG_4440 Folkloric Costumes

IMG_4493 Proud Marcher

     Parade organizers, The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, led the way to the reviewing stand on…

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