The 18th Annual Greek Independence Day Parade, Boston, April 22, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts

The Greek Independence Day Parade is a national celebration in the United States of America. Greek Americans across US cities organize Greek parades to celebrate the independence of Greece from the Ottoman Empire in 1821. In Boston, proud Greek-Americans from all over New England lined Boylston Street and joined in on the fun to celebrate their heritage which featured floats, marching bands and colorful ethnic costumes.

Above Grand Marshalls marching down Boylston Street

Above from left to right: Despina Gavrilidis, Board Member, Federation of Hellenic American Societies 
of New England

The Honorable City Counsilor of Boston, Rob Consalvo
The Honorable Consul General of Greece in Boston, Ilias Fotopoulos
The Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston
His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, Metropolitan of Boston
U.S. Senator Scott Brown
The President of the Federation of Hellenic American Societies
of New England, Themis Karatzas

Four-time Olympic Medalist, Pyrros Dimas