Maryland Greek Independence Day 2023 Parade in Baltimore's Greektown
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- Colorful, traditional costumes and ethnic pride of both young and old will fill the streets of Baltimore on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM, as the Greek-American Community commemorates Greek Independence Day with a festive parade in Baltimore's historic Greektown.
We mark the 202nd year since Greece's declaration of independence from Ottoman Turkish rule. Greeks and Philhellenes gather on this solemn, yet joyous, occasion to remember our ancestors' sacrifices in defeating the tyranny of slavery. They protected and preserved the ideals of Greece, the birthplace of Freedom and Democracy. Greek Independence Day is celebrated in every corner of the world and we bear the responsibilities as our Greek and Philhellenic forefathers did to further this legacy. We welcome one and all -- especially, our children, inheritors of our traditions and future guarantors of these ideals.
The parade will feature dance groups in ethnic costumes, children groups, and Orthodox Clergy from the Baltimore-Washington area. These groups come from as far away as Ocean City, Hagerstown, and Frederick, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Falls Church and Fredericksburg, Virginia, as well as Lancaster and York, Pennsylvania. Delicious ethnic food will also be available.
The parade route proceeds from Haven Street, up Eastern Avenue, turns right onto Ponca Street and ends two blocks past the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Fait Avenue.
We encourage all groups who would like to participate in our parade to register online. For more information call the Parade Hotline at 443-267-4735, email us at [email protected] or click here.
The Hellenic Society Prometheas & Hellenic Organizations of the Washington Metropolitan Area
The Hellenic Society Prometheas & The Hellenic Organizations of The Washington Metropolitan Area
Invite you to a celebration of The 202nd Anniversary of the Historic Declaration of The Greek War of Independence
Welcome Remarks by Her Excellency Alexandra Papadopoulou
Dr. Maureen Connors Santelli
Τhe celebration is dedicated to
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 5:30 PM
Presbytera Maria Papaioannou Grand Hall at St. George Greek Orthodox Church
This event is organized by The Hellenic Society Prometheas with the following cosponsors:
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church
Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church
House of Kefalos
National Hellenic Society
AHEPA Chapters 31, 383, 438 and 542