New York City Celebrates Annual Greek Independence Day Parade

April 14, 2019 Updated: April 14, 2019

On April 14, blue and white flooded New York City’s Fifth Avenue for the annual Greek Independence Day Parade. This year’s parade commemorated the 198th anniversary of Greek independence.

Organized by the non-profit Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York and led by Grand Marshal George M. Marcus, the procession featured over 40 floats, with nearly 100 organizations in attendance. A celebration of Greek-American identity and pride, the parade has been a tradition since 1938.

The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City on April 14, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
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